First Green

Toronto: where
 summer.2018: when
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Nature's first green is gold,

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Her hardest hue to hold.

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Her early leaf's

a flower;

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But

   only

      so

         an

            hour,

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.

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So Eden sank to grief,

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So dawn goes down to day,

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Nothing gold can stay.

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Photography by Alexis Venerus

Along with Robert Frost's poem First Green