“Nature’sfirst green is gold,” we’re in nature, and we’re talkingabout nature’s first green, which makes us think about spring. “Her hardest hueto hold.”, that gold is the hardest hue, or color, for nature to hold, or keep.So the first color we see in spring doesn’t stick around very long. The idea ofnature having an easy or hard time holding onto something is an example ofpersonification. And not only is nature personified here.
“Her head is aflower;”, this sentence he wants to explain in detail what he is talking aboutin line 1. Like the first green of nature is gold, her first leaves areflowers. In spring, trees and shrubs bloom beautifully, replaced by greenleaves in the summer. Finally, in real life, the dead blooms and dropping thetrees, makes space for the leaves that come to soak in nutrients from the sun.”But only for an hour.”, since it is a flower, it only exists at some point.
Itwill not exist forever. it just because of the fleetingness of youth, childhoodis short. “Then leaf subsides to leaf.” This line shows us what happens afterthe early leaves no longer represent a flower – it becomes a real leaf. Thismeans that the first leaf sank, or settled, to become another leaf. It is a”cycle of life”, one leaf is replaced by another just as newborns replacethose who grow old and die, and that is the case for every species on ourplanet, including us, as every one of us knows. We all die, life is short solet’s live a meaningful life. “So Eden sank to grief, “, like falling flowers,or they are lowered to become leaves, Eden sinks.
This refers to the fall ofAdam and Eve of Eden Garden. When Eve ate the forbidden fruit, she and Adam andall their descendants were tortured forever for being driven out of Eden andsuffering all the pain that we humans know today. “So dawn goes down to day.”This line is yet another comparison to the colors of spring turning from goldto green, and the fall of Adam and Eve, but this time, dawn is going down today.
Think of refreshing, golden hues of sunrise turning into the scathing heatof a summer day. “Nothing gold can stay.”In addition, we can continue ourdaily lives. Leaves can absorb the sun and rain to give the fruit trees, we canenjoy all the wonderful complexity of knowledge, and the full sunlight canblaze on.