Robert Frost

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

Fire And Ice - Poem by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Form: Epigram


Comments about Fire And Ice by Robert Frost

  • (12/12/2017 10:34:00 AM)


    I hate this poem because it sucks (Report) Reply

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  • (12/7/2017 12:27:00 PM)


    This poem.... its weird i guess because is is is it talking about the world ending? nah im just kididng! its great...: }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2017 10:27:00 AM)


    This poem is the worst (Report) Reply

    A Student of a School (12/5/2017 3:58:00 PM)

    I'm sorry but I find this poem very good and awesome

  • (12/4/2017 10:26:00 AM)


    This poem sucks, fireboy and watergirl much better represensts if you don't know wut that is it look it up (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (11/29/2017 6:57:00 PM)


    As always with dilemma the road not taken yet here both results the same. Good (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2017 11:37:00 AM)


    this is ugly like your mom OHHH (Report) Reply

  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (11/15/2017 12:10:00 AM)


    so nice and small poem with lessions (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2017 12:44:00 PM)


    It is a fascinating poem. I could not end up deciding ice or fire..but took it both as is penned..One of his best poems (Report) Reply

  • Valentin Savin (10/15/2017 8:28:00 AM)


    I love this poem of Robert Frost and have it translated into my native Russian language. (Report) Reply

  • Evelyn Norcott (9/24/2017 2:19:00 PM)


    I've always loved this poem, it has formed the basis of so much of how I write.
    Robert Frost is an amazing poet! !
    (Report) Reply

    Bobby Doops (11/20/2017 12:01:00 PM)

    I completely agree this poem makes me so joyful I'm in my 70s and this poem still means something to me.

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/24/2017 2:04:00 PM)


    From what I've tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    Nice poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Soumya Ranjan Rout (9/20/2017 7:01:00 AM)


    It is a most loveable poem.It has impressed me very deeply. (Report) Reply

  • Alyss Woods (9/16/2017 3:20:00 PM)


    Love this poem! ! - By: Alyss Allie Woods (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/6/2017 1:07:00 PM)


    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice

    Great poem.10+++
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2017 12:03:00 PM)


    England is my ciity -Nick Crompton...Its everyday bro, yo mom (Report) Reply

  • (8/20/2017 12:24:00 AM)


    i love Robert Frost's work. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/1/2017 7:27:00 PM)


    It is a great philosophical write. Fire and ice are like wrath and peace. When fire will flame ice will put out. Thanks to his soul. (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (6/24/2017 9:58:00 PM)


    This world will never be destroyed
    until man destroys himself
    and
    artificial intelligence is in progress
    each one thinks as he alone can bring about success
    ah all are still in distress
    and
    the future is paving through a path
    worse than a mess
    so let us not digress
    each one must think only of progress
    why live lives in distress
    fire and ice
    are like water and fire
    each can be quenched
    by either
    but fully neither

    An Apology to Frost who was a poet best.
    (Report) Reply

    Desiree Soule (8/20/2017 12:25:00 AM)

    love this poem.

  • Bigyan Mainali (6/19/2017 5:52:00 AM)


    Nice one amazing executed (Report) Reply

  • Al Ameen Shuaib Assayouty Ologele (4/11/2017 5:22:00 AM)


    GREAT! ! ! ...THE POEM IS VERY SHORT BUT LONG IN DIPLOMATIC FOR THE WISE ONE (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014


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