Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Picture of Bull River sunrise Cabinet Mountains Montana

The picture for this week’s photo challenge was taken the same morning as the photo I used for the ephemeral challenge a few weeks back. Since April is National Poetry month, I’m going to accompany this image with Robert Frost’s famous poem.

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.

The first time I connected with Frost’s poem was in the movie The Outsiders. On the special edition DVD Francis Ford Coppola points out how the the following scene achieves the same light as featured scenes from Gone with the Wind. As you may recall, Ponyboy read Margaret Mitchell’s book to Johnny. Unlike his Graser peers, Ponyboy’s weapon was the power of words. That made quite an impression on me.

 

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18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

  1. JERI!! First you tell you saw Margaret Atwood in person and then you post one of my favorite Frost poems! I love the book The Outsiders. You and I totally on the same page! But wait you take better photos than I do 🙂

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