Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Only Poem I have Memorized

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. --Robert Frost

I still love this poem. I know the challenge was to find a poem, but I wanted to share one of my favorites. I have bits and pieces of other poems memorized, but this one I know in its entirety.

Thanks to N.Vasillis for hosting this mini challenge.


N.Vasillis said...

You did great! It wasn't necessary to find a poem. Thanks for participating!

debnance said...

There's something special about a poem you know by heart.

In school, I had to memorize "Whose woods these are I think I know" and the first sixteen lines of The Canterbury Tales.

Dewey said...

This is my husband's favorite poem!

Brittanie said...

Beyond the Night is fantastic. :)

Eva said...

Very pretty! I have a few poems memorised, mainly in Russian (my two hundred level classes involved lots of poetry recitation) but some in English. I love memorising Longfellow. :D

C. B. James said...

This is Ponyboy's favorite poem in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Dont' forget when you're all done reading and have had some rest stop by my blog to enter a special prize drawing for read-a-thon participants.

Keep reading

mary_m said...

Stay gold, Ponyboy!

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