This week my mind took me back to my favorite movie of all time, The Outsiders. I loved The Outsiders Movie and can appreciate that the book is required reading for many highschool students. S.E. Hinton was only sixteen when she wrote the novel and was eighteen when it was published. The writer in me finds that inspirational. This movie might be the reason that sparked my interest into writing and poetry. Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay never left my soul once I heard it read.
Today I choose to list Stevie Wonder’s song Stay Gold as the song of the week. The melody alone can make me cry, but it’s Stevie’s voice that does it.
I will list the lyrics to Stay Gold and also Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay.
Have a great weekend.
Leave a comment if you loved The Outsiders too and who your favorite character was.
Stay Gold (Stevie Wonder)
Seize upon that moment long ago
One breath away and there you will be
So young and carefree
Again you will see
That place in time…so gold
Steal away into that way back when
You thought that all would last forever
But like the weather
Nothing can ever…and be in time
But can it be
When we can see
And yes you say
So must the day
Too, fade away
And leave a ray of sun
Life is but a twinkling of an eye
Yet filled with sorrow and compassion
Though not imagined
All things that happen
Will age too old
Nothing Gold Can Stay(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.