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
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Form: Epigram

Comments about Fire And Ice by Robert Frost

  • (4/27/2015 7:28:00 PM)

    Favorite poem of all time goes to show that opposites strike back (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (4/16/2015 12:08:00 PM)

    Nicely written poem! I like this 'oldie' a lot! (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2015 10:49:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! We do tend to destroy ourselves and our world by the way of trying to satisfy excessive desires or through hatred. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2015 11:43:00 AM)

    This poem has a very interesting rhythm, and a very interesting perspective on the destruction of the world. (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2015 1:04:00 PM)

    i like girls and i have a couple of them for sale if you want any (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2015 1:02:00 PM)

    I am solo stupid. I also like chicken watermelon and koolaid (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/8/2014 5:12:00 PM)

    Nice play of words and contradictions and functions of fire and ice. Smartly written. (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (10/20/2014 1:23:00 AM)

    I have translated this poem into Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia.. I want to upload it on poem hunter. (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2014 5:35:00 AM)

    The poem is one of the great poem of a great poet and the fire may be the chaos world facing and end result of destruction through wars and armaments stockpiled and other the ice the cold attitude of the humans about the destructive tendencies that makes the unpleasant destruction altogether. May be I am mistaken but I understand it is a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Darlene Walsh (9/25/2014 4:33:00 PM)

    In fire or ice will the world end?
    The fire of heated war, the ice of cold greed.
    YES, fire or ice. Or both.
    A poem with truth for all ages, until the end!
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  • Mohammad Skati (9/23/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    This is one of poet Robert Frost's masterpieces. I loved it. The truth of our our world. (Report) Reply

  • Sagnik Chakraborty (9/10/2014 11:05:00 AM)

    Concise and very apt, the poem sums up two intrinsic aspects of the human race beautifully. Frost is one of my favourites for his imagery and effortless rhyme schemes. (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    very timely poem for the events happening today..or actually anytime in human history..the earth's life forms have been destroyed ice water meteors volcanoes you name and it's happened..very chilling as always Robert Frost is my favorite.. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (8/21/2014 10:53:00 AM)

    And we have sufficient ones to make it happen
    In deep sea submarines or silos of the earth
    Waiting for the next big war to earnestly begin
    And all the nukes will flower in the valley of death.........

    We human beings are the most stupid of all species that inherit this planet. We have so many advanced technologies for war and too little to enhance peace and happiness. I dream of world sans borders and where every man treats the other as his brother/sister and live as children play in gardens. It is possible if we work towards it........

    I welcome all those reading this to my page too for valuable comments on my poems too
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  • (8/21/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    I think that the poem's meanings are very important and human desire will not end there by fire or ice and a great poem from the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/18/2014 2:02:00 PM)

    The world will end in fire or ice is immaterial..Poet insisted about hatred.(Hat- red) that is the fire of inferno that will melt the ice (peace of the it is science that talked about supernova or dwarf star as the fate of our sun..but our fate for destruction is hatred the curse of humanity...beautiful thought..I always salute him..thank u PH (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2014 2:29:00 PM)

    All roads lead to destruction inevitably however as said in this poem we get to choose our downfall (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2014 8:46:00 AM)

    Great Poem. Love the juxtaposition of Fire and Ice symbolizing the positives and negatives (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Furey (5/24/2014 12:25:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2014 4:57:00 AM)

    That is superb narration and poetry! (Report) Reply

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