Nothing Gold Can Stay…

Mel and I went to Vermont this weekend. We arrived in Middlebury late Friday night and spent all of Saturday walking around town and stuff ourselves with fresh local breads and cheeses. On Sunday, we left Middlebury and enjoyed a 3-mile hike that began with the Robert Frost Trail and veered off into other mini-trails. One of these mini-trails was called “Afternoon Delight.” (see photos)

There were poems by Frost mounted on wooden posts along the trail. This one stuck in my mind:

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.

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