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

  • Gold Star - 21,531 Points * Sunprincess * (8/14/2015 3:53:00 PM)

    .........an excellent write, and always has been one of my favorite poems (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Rookie Margarita Perol (7/24/2015 6:43:00 AM)

    I love this onw (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 457 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (7/17/2015 3:12:00 PM)

    The fire may not burn the world nor the ice
    but it is the man who holds greed of desire
    and power of hate to the carry annihilation ahead.wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 457 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (7/17/2015 3:11:00 PM)

    The fire may not burn the world nor the ice
    but it is the man who holds greed of desire
    and power of hate to the carry annihilation ahead.wonderful write.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,104 Points Abdalla Juma Shenga (7/17/2015 11:16:00 AM)

    the fire within people will end the world (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Min Lee (7/17/2015 1:47:00 AM)

    The world does not end in Fire my Son...nor does it end in Ice.
    It ends with a decision of fools my Lad...so before you say, Yes! think twice!
    For how the world ends my Son...has been proven over and over in Life.
    The Man no longer exists my Lad...the moment he takes a Wife! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,858 Points Phanice Wamukota (7/16/2015 3:48:00 AM)

    I think ice will be great! Everything freezing t o a standstill till eternity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Awoniyi Ademide (7/16/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    I admire Robert frost... his works are great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points Roger Roth (7/11/2015 10:45:00 AM)

    The world, my friends, it seems to me
    will end by our stupidity.
    However arrogant, I think
    That we not first would go extinct. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,790 Points G. Akanji Olaniyi (6/15/2015 11:18:00 PM)

    Wish the world would never end by any of the two! Fire nor ice! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Kevin Leit Bender (5/30/2015 9:06:00 PM)

    a binary - quick, succinct and profound (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,443 Points Frank Davis, Sr. (5/29/2015 10:12:00 AM)

    Succinct, humorous and meaningful.
    Excellent! (Report) Reply

    Veteran Poet - 1,485 Points Dedan Onyango (7/9/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    I sure agree.

  • Rookie - 103 Points Cal Bunge (5/22/2015 9:57:00 AM)

    It's sad but true... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,649 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/14/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    Hot and cold, yes and no, black and white- -FIRE AND ICE
    What a very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 202 Points Tom Navarro (5/4/2015 1:26:00 AM)

    morbid, yet sobering (Report) Reply

  • Rookie aidan champion (4/27/2015 7:28:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,738 Points Bernard Snyder (4/16/2015 12:08:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 26 Points Gauri Bali (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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Hallie Gee (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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jairus Stupid Head (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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014


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