- "You say you want to die for love, but you know nothing of death, and know nothing of love

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“Nothing gold can stay”

This poem is perhaps one of the easiest to understand.

Even though the poem is just 8 lines long and seems simple, several readings of the poem can help to unearth the poem´s deeper meaning.

Frost explains that nothing, especially what is perfect and beautiful, can last forever.

He provides several examples of this

The beauty of flowers fades away when they wither

Dawn goes down to day. The dawn is, at least for me, one of the most beautiful phases of the day.

But it ends. Dawn doesn´t last forever. It fades away.

He uses nature as the main example for this theme perhaps because the cycle of the 4 seasons of “life and death” can be represented with imagery throughout the poem and it´s easy to relate to.

“All the good and beautiful things in life will eventually fade away”. Life ends. Love ends. Moments end.

One of the most important messages of the poem is that once you recognized how fleeting and precious certain moments are you will learn to truly appreciate them.


  1. Dawn: earliest time of day (amanecer).
  2. Hue: “matiz” is one of the main properties of a color. (diferencia de un color a otro)
  3. Sank: past of “sink”, Meaning to fall or descend to a lower level or position.  

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