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Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

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Fire and Ice


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
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  • Anil Aydin (3/19/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    My all time fav this poem right here. Short yet so vast and meaningful; simply amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Jaime Mackey (3/18/2013 7:29:00 PM)

    I like some of his poems but this is just not that great in my opinion. The conent does not get me to think, laugh, or feel anything except that he talks about the end with no purpose and is probably depressed when he writes this, or better yet, annoyed like he just doesn't care about the end of the world and writes this for people who do in a way to mock them for their disagreements about how it might take place. I don't really see this as an inspirational work of art like the Road Less Traveled was. There is the kind of art one creates to vent, then the kind one uses for touching the heart and mind of others, and even society at large. This is none of those things. (Report) Reply

  • Rebekah Banks (2/22/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Stephenie Myer has a page before the prologue in each of the Twilight books dedicated to a poem. This is from the third book I think.

    In response to all the hate of twilight being related to this poem; If the younger generation is being exposed to great poets and poetry, no matter the medium, I see no issue with it (Report) Reply

  • Srimayee Ganguly (12/25/2012 11:15:00 AM)

    In the movie 2012, America and Europe ended in fire (volcanoes) whereas India and her neighbouring countries ended in water (melting of ice) . (Report) Reply

  • Aditi Ks (11/9/2012 6:58:00 PM)

    What is more powerful Fire (desire) or Ice (hate) . Both magnificent in their own sinful way.

    This is so piercing and thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Pckdragon Anonymous (10/20/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    i'm just looking for the most disliked comment. which is probably a troll or someone who relates this with twilight (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Einstein (9/19/2012 8:35:00 PM)

    Noor al-abri, there is absolutely no way for him to keep it up, he is dead, sadly yes, but the only possible way for him to post new poems is if a person discovers poems written by him. Good poem, one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Rokie Nokishi (7/27/2012 11:28:00 PM)

    It might be short but this poem is the best poem that i've seen by mr. frost
    and its partly because im a twi-hard so i absolutely love twilight
    please don't judge me :) (Report) Reply

  • Osama Waqar (7/1/2012 7:35:00 AM)

    beautiful...
    yet not something to be had fun with.....
    we should learn this very truth....so wonderfully portrayed here. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Knight (6/18/2012 3:45:00 AM)

    Total destruction is by it's very definition total. A few things to consider, those that keep comparing fire and hate are misreading the poem, fire is desire, and ice is hate. Fire, desire, greed, avarice, want. Ice, hate, loathing, fear. Another thing to considers that this poem is somewhat tongue in cheek, the point I think is that destruction is destruction no matter how it comes about. What matters is what you do with your time, how you live, and inevitably how you face down those final moments in your life. The method of your destruction is just one part of the greater story, don't get so caught up in the end that you ignore or forget the now. (Report) Reply

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