Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson and High School Graduation


 eric-graduationEric’s High School graduation was last night and I’m feeling just a little sad this morning. As we were leaving, a classmate ran up and hugged Eric and told him she was going to miss him so much and that she’d always cherished his friendship. It was such a lovely thing to say. All the students seemed excited and happy, but I also saw quite a few teary eyed faces. I thought how fleeting those golden years of childhood truly are and brought to mind a poem by Robert Frost.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

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.…Robert Frost

Congratulations and best wishes to all the 2013 graduates! Here’s a poem by Emily Dickinson that I was thinking about this morning. Somehow it seemed appropriate.

Look Back On Time with Kindly Eyes

Look back on time with kindly eyes

He doubtless did his best;

How softly sinks his trembling sun

In human nature’s west!…..Emily Dickinson

Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

6 thoughts on “Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson and High School Graduation

  1. naww Elizabeth, you’re heart is so precious, and I am sure Eric will make you far prouder than you ever imagined… Please pass along my congratulations to the young man, and thank you for sharing. BTW, loved the poetry 🙂


  2. Congratulations to your son. I’m sure it was a very bittersweet moment for you.


  3. Big congratulation to your son!!!Such a big day! My son also had graduation ceremony on Saturday …. i share all those feelings 🙂


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