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

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

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

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  • 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

  • Tatiana Berdennikova (12/21/2016 4:21:00 AM)

    Fire and Ice
    This poem is a great example of dark humour. I had a good laugh. (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2016 3:24:00 AM)


    This is depressing (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/13/2016 4:12:00 PM)

    tom allport
    ice burns? so there is only one way (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (12/13/2016 11:58:00 AM)

    very nice
    for now it's the actions of the human kinds that will make earth cry! (Report) Reply

  • (11/28/2016 9:46:00 AM)


    What a inspired way to feel like there are choices. Love this piece (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2016 11:43:00 AM)


    What does this poem mean ? (Report) Reply

  • Aremo Abiodun Best (10/24/2016 8:26:00 AM)

    fire/ice
    really inspring and educating, love your work rRobert frost (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2016 5:54:00 AM)


    What is the subject, occasion, audience, purpose and speaker of this poem (Report) Reply

  • Uddhab Naik (9/18/2016 9:26:00 AM)


    awesome lines.....heart touching (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2016 1:39:00 PM)


    so simple............&........so deep. Like a koan.
    Sathe, if you believe man's greed will end the world, I think you hold with fire.........greed being desire to the extreme. But of course hate is also great. I believe the poet knew that it will be mankind that will start the destruction of the earth should it come, whichever way the earth responds - be it fire, or ice or whatever.
    (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/3/2016 3:38:00 PM)


    Very intricate piece of writing......Enjoyable read! (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 9:01:00 AM)


    A perfect poem for the climate change world we live in. (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2016 2:21:00 AM)


    As the ice melts
    From One Love
    All that remains
    Fire in the soul
    (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2016 9:55:00 AM)


    The poet thinks that the downfall of the wold will be desire, but hate is also more than strong enough to get the job done. (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2016 7:47:00 AM)


    It will not be ice
    it will not be fire
    But it will be greed of man
    who is plundering nature and mother earth,
    In name of progress
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2016 1:26:00 AM)


    I love fire and ice by Robert Frost ;-) 💜 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014


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