Fire and Ice


Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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.

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Comment by Secular Sue on April 24, 2010 at 11:05pm
Acquainted with the Night
I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
A luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost
Comment by Secular Sue on April 19, 2010 at 11:16pm
Now I'll look up all the poems you've recommend.
I say ice.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 19, 2010 at 5:46am
I remember singing an arrangement of Frost's "Something Like a Star" in high school and found that to be and amazing and inspiring work.

There's also a story about Eric Whitacre and Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" which is curious, to put it mildly....

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