Golden Urban Leaf Peeping

… dotted by Bekki

“Stay gold Pony Boy!”

With the darling “Franken-storm” Sandy washing away Dorchester’s foliage, I’m reminded of Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

Brillant Crimson Dorcehster Foliage, October 2012

“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 today.

Nothing gold can stay.

Wishing all the people of Dorchester a safe, and dry and golden afternoon!

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“Stay gold Pony Boy!”  is a line from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, in which Johnny references Frost’s poem to an ailing Pony Boy.

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