Friday, June 16, 2006


Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs 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.

I love this poem. I saw The Outsiders by SE Hinton in the library the other day. I thought about taking it out again to read, even though I must have read it a zillion times. It still makes me cry and just generally be weepy after I've read it. The film as well. My copy of the book is packed away somewhere otherwise I'd go sit in a corner somewhere and read it again (and cry).


  1. I am in the process of compiling a book list of good reads from your blog. I love to read it's just been extra hard with 2 kids. But thanks for listing them here.

  2. oh wow... talk about a blast from the past... i loved (love) that book and the movie... gosh, all those guys were so young...

    i think i am going out to the garage and dig out my copy... it is probably under "to kill a mockingbird" and "one flew over the cuckoo's nest"!

  3. That is still one of my favorite books. I also loved "That Was Then This is Now" By SE Hinton. Also my most favorite poem =)

  4. Oh god, just the name Pony Boy makes me teary.


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