Sunday, May 2, 2010

"Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

Fire and Ice
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.

1 comment:

  1. The clashing of mood and topic is incisive. The poem sort of sees both sides of the argument around the issue of how the apocalypse will manifest itself; a topic which usually generates a rhetoric that is high and majestic, and usually diatribic. Instead, we have have a narrator that treats it like thinking over whether or not it is going to rain outside today.. Good stuff