Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Monday, February 27, 2017

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay
By Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
I was reading a book and saw a reference to Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Since I didn't know the poem, I looked it up.

Later, I watched a sunrise morph and shape shift in incremental moments. And while the first gold of morning didn't "stay," I guess I'd prefer to find beauty in the unique qualities of each moment. No, the sunrise glory doesn't tarry long. But there's more to "unwrap" in each moment - if only we're willing to look.

A Time to Think

Unwrap the hidden beauties in an ordinary day. –Gerhard E. Frost, author

A Time to Act

Find joy where and when it surfaces.

A Time to Pray

Dear Lord, please help me to see the beauty of every day.

Devotional from Guideposts


2 comments:

  1. It's not difficult to see the beauty in every day,if we just take time to stop awhile. I am always in awe of sunset colours.
    Such a lovely poem.

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    1. Yes, there is beauty in every day. I enjoy seeing the beauty you find along your hikes!

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