Robert FrostNature’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.

A beautiful and profound poem by American poet Robert Frost. Frost was 86 when he spoke and performed a reading of his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20 1961. Exactly 48 years later a new President is inaugurated who also speaks profoundly and brings a renewed optimism with his inspiring words.

Frost once said “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – It goes on”. 

Here is a recording of Frost himself reading another of his poems…