Erin Taylor '17,
English major

"Nothing Gold Can Stay"
by Robert Frost

When I was really little, my great-uncle gave me a book of Robert
Frost poems. He had been colleagues and good friends with Frost. I
loved the simplicity and innocence in his poems, and this one stuck
out the most to me. It was both beautiful and sad, giving off a really
bittersweet message of the impermanence of little but meaningful
things, like a sunrise or childhood. I see this poem as a reminder
that good things don’t last forever, so it’s important to appreciate
them while you can.