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

  • Freshman - 846 Points 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........

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  • Gold Star - 29,399 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (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

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points 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 world..so 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

  • Rookie - 59 Points Noorie Khan (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

  • Rookie - 62 Points Alvin Mingle (7/9/2014 8:46:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 292 Points Melissa Furey (5/24/2014 12:25:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nisarg Sukhadeve (5/20/2014 4:57:00 AM)

    That is superb narration and poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,326 Points Melikhaya Zagagana (5/4/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    From a man who truly lived, he really never disappoint and continues to lead from the front. I also think the world will end in fire. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,311 Points * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 12:44:00 AM)

    ......truly one of the greatest poems ever written....wish I wrote this poem....a true masterpiece... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 118 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,141 Points Zinnia Narcissa (4/25/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    A very symbolic kind of poem that opens our mind in indefinite creativity (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 5:32:00 AM)

    i am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 514 Points Stephen W (3/26/2014 11:52:00 PM)

    While there is much merit in Wahab Abdul's analysis, I think there is also an elliptically autobiographical element here. 'From what I've tasted of desire...' He is obliquely saying that these forces have wreaked destruction in his own life. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,776 Points Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 12:09:00 AM)

    The concise, laconic, perfect and perfectly savage Fire and Ice, the antithesis of the long-winded New Hampshire, belongs with the apocalyptic Once by the Pacific. The alternatives in the title represent passion and hatred, two ways of destroying the world. The poem was inspired by a passage in Canto 32 of Dante's Inferno, in which the betrayers of their own kind are plunged, while in a fiery hell, up to their necks in ice: a lake so bound with ice, / It did not took like water, but like a glass... right clear / I saw, where sinners are preserved in ice. The last, understated word in Frost's poem, suffice, clinches the meaning (like difference in The Road Not Taken) by rhyming with the two lines that end in ice and enclosing that thematic word within itself (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,908 Points Geetha Jayakumar (11/26/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    Both are the powerful reflection of human nature.
    Everything begins with fire and ends in ice.
    Poem with deep meaning..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mel S (11/25/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    I'd say that the fire of desire he's talking about is the desire for things or people we can never have...The burn of jealousy, the green eyed monster that covets everything. It is the greedy possesivness that leads to some destroying what they love rather than letting it go to another.
    Ice is the cold hate that freezes hearts solid, pushing anything but it's ice out and locking everything into a hopeless, vicious cycle.

    Either one, if let to run unchecked, can and will destroy worlds. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tuan Hoang (11/18/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    Fire is hot
    Ice is cold
    A symbol of changing, Fire
    A symbol of unchanging, Ice
    Changing things, Fire
    Unchanging things, Ice
    Destruction if, no Fire or Ice (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 846 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/23/2013 5:32:00 AM)

    The world began in fire
    And it will end in ice
    And as humans we hasten the process
    With nuclear weapons polished nice.....

    (Welcome to my page dear readers) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (10/3/2013 1:05:00 AM)

    It is true......that life kills with ice more profusely than with fire which only adds the thaw and perhaps provides
    cooked edibles........ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Inas Essa (9/11/2013 4:43:00 PM)

    A great poem with a profound meaning, love it. (Report) Reply










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