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Travel Photo Thursday – Acadia National Park

March 10, 2011 • By
Acadia National Park

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.

Today’s picture was taken at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I selected it because it reminded me of a song from “The Outsiders”, a movie adapted from the S.E. Hinton novel.  The theme song was sung by Stevie Wonder and was a play on Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing gold can stay”.

Acadia is special.  Eagle Lake surrounds Otter Cliff’s jagged edges as it envelopes the shoreline.  It’s shaded by lush foliage that represents vibrancy; a beginning where nature awakens fresh and full of promise.  Though we are captured in the beauty of the moment, we realize that like all things, it is fleeting.  So, we enjoy and praise our good fortune for having seen it; having been a part of it, while we can.

Stay Gold

(Carmine Coppola & 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

Still……away into that way back when

You thought that all would last forever

But like the weather

Nothing can ever…and be in time

Stay gold….

But can it be?

When we can see

So vividly…..A memory

And yes you say

So must the day

Too, fade away

And leave a ray of sun….. So gold!

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

Though gold………

….though gold.