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

  • 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

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  • 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! !
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  • 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+++
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  • (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

  • Sharvani Patwari (5/6/2017 4:11:00 AM)


    Excellent poem with a deep meaning. (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

  • (4/3/2017 3:09:00 AM)


    I think world will be destroyed neither by fire nor by ice with due due respected to departed soul.Fire in every moment is being consumed by ice and ice by fire, thanks to todays leadership, communication channel of cell phone,
    cable TV, it is globalised village now.
    (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (3/8/2017 11:52:00 PM)


    A good us of imagery
    Well communicated.

    SYLVA
    (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (3/6/2017 12:15:00 AM)


    A poem true to this age. (Report) Reply

  • Biplab Singha (2/14/2017 10:12:00 AM)

    Pagla
    Your poem is so nice. I like it. Nice feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (2/9/2017 5:18:00 AM)

    why
    why did he write so well... that all of us are in awe.
    (sigh dreamily)
    (Report) Reply

  • Prayad - Brian Pantasri (1/30/2017 8:13:00 PM)


    Too hot is for burning to the world end as too cold is for freezing to terminate the world. Hate, coldness, anguish, greedy and so on are all the sign of extremely feather of life that may bring the high risk of self-destruction! (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/9/2017 1:21:00 AM)


    Lovely poem, elegantly brought forth with insight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014


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