Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Fire and Ice


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

# 13 poem on top 500 Poems



Comments about this poem (Fire and Ice by Robert Frost )

  • Rookie Sophia Engel (5/2/2013 4:01:00 AM)

    The first time I read this poem was in my very old, very worn copy of eclipse from the twilight saga, and for some unexplainable reason it made me feel.... like I belonged, ever since it was my favourite poem and I hope that some day I will be able to write as good poems with as much meaning and soul. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Jeannie Stanley (4/24/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    The poem was great and I love the meaning behind it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thisiswhy Ihatemylife (4/24/2013 12:34:00 AM)

    Most definitely an all-time favorite. The poem, though short, is able to convey two ideas of complete contrast while giving each its own personality, definition and importance; an excellent example of antithesis. Bringing icy-hot hate and passion to a new level. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cynthia Gonzalez (4/15/2013 5:22:00 PM)

    can anyone tell me what the poem means, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Claire Thomas (4/13/2013 1:31:00 PM)

    Rant and rave at close of day or simply freeze away when passion dies.Could be about a relationship.I have though my world had ended once or twice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maria Lezana (4/2/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    this poem can have so many meanings the fire could be war and hate and the ice simply lethargy and uncorcern about every single problem in the world (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Titi Dale (3/31/2013 7:56:00 PM)

    Such a short poem that delivers a vivid sketch of what our future may turn out to be: which side are you on? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anil Aydin (3/19/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    My all time fav this poem right here. Short yet so vast and meaningful; simply amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jaime Mackey (3/18/2013 7:29:00 PM)

    I like some of his poems but this is just not that great in my opinion. The conent does not get me to think, laugh, or feel anything except that he talks about the end with no purpose and is probably depressed when he writes this, or better yet, annoyed like he just doesn't care about the end of the world and writes this for people who do in a way to mock them for their disagreements about how it might take place. I don't really see this as an inspirational work of art like the Road Less Traveled was. There is the kind of art one creates to vent, then the kind one uses for touching the heart and mind of others, and even society at large. This is none of those things. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeannette Chung (3/5/2013 12:40:00 PM)

    Jeannette Chung + Robert Frost = Poetry Love Forever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rebekah Banks (2/22/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Stephenie Myer has a page before the prologue in each of the Twilight books dedicated to a poem. This is from the third book I think.

    In response to all the hate of twilight being related to this poem; If the younger generation is being exposed to great poets and poetry, no matter the medium, I see no issue with it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rebekah Hedquist (2/7/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    Robert Frost is one of my favorite Poets and i know this by heart :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/25/2012 11:15:00 AM)

    In the movie 2012, America and Europe ended in fire (volcanoes) whereas India and her neighbouring countries ended in water (melting of ice) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Justice Honey (12/4/2012 1:42:00 PM)

    robert is the reason i started writing poems (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Kay Brown (12/4/2012 4:35:00 AM)

    i like robert frost's poems. one of my favourites (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aditi Ks (11/9/2012 6:58:00 PM)

    What is more powerful Fire (desire) or Ice (hate) . Both magnificent in their own sinful way.

    This is so piercing and thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (10/26/2012 6:59:00 PM)

    Wow! a very smart man..and I would have to agree..fabulous! .. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pckdragon Anonymous (10/20/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    i'm just looking for the most disliked comment. which is probably a troll or someone who relates this with twilight (Report) Reply

  • Rookie WAEL MOREiCHEH (10/17/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, great world
    are we in the home of love
    wael moreicheh -poet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Daniel Einstein (9/19/2012 8:35:00 PM)

    Noor al-abri, there is absolutely no way for him to keep it up, he is dead, sadly yes, but the only possible way for him to post new poems is if a person discovers poems written by him. Good poem, one of my favorites. (Report) Reply



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