Friday, January 25, 2008

WI: FIRE AND ICE


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

--Robert Frost

15 comments:

noahthegreat said...

I say this poem all the time out loud. For some reason, I decided to learn it one day. I babble it whenever I'm bored.

I love it; Robert Frost is the man!

pepektheassassin said...

Indeed.

anthonynorth said...

I think desire certainly leads towards fire. Anyway, I don't like the cold.

gautami tripathy said...

robert frost never stops to amaze me! thanks for sharing this..

Housing my soul

keith hillman said...

That Mr Frost is a very clever person! A lovely little piece and so thought provoking

paisley said...

i would rather burn with desire myself... lovely choice....

LittleWing said...

another frost so well spoken...thanks....

paris parfait said...

I hadn't read this poem in years. Thanks for the reminder. Since childhood, I've loved Frost's work.

The Mama Bear said...

Frost always had a way with the words, and this just proves it more and more. Thanks for reminding me of a favorite author's work.

Constance said...

Probably the most straightforward poem Frost ever wrote. *g*

watermaid said...

I love Robert Frost - fire and ice - potent images.

tumblewords said...

Perfect post for this prompt!

jadey said...

Pepe Robert Frost is one of my most favorite poets. Thanks for a such a great piece.

Pam said...

I always liked this poem.

UL said...

fire and ice, perfect Frost!