Mr. Frost handles here a very serious subject with a touch of dry New England humor as well as a moment or two of serious pondering. The images are all from google searches on hatred, ice, fire and desire. If one is yours and you prefer me not to use it, just let me know. I hope the presentation here does justice to Frost’s intentions.
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.
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This is one of my favorites. When I was young, I remember having some kind of encyclopedia program on my computer, and it had audio excerpts of certain poems, including a complete reading of this poem by Frost himself. I fell in love with it immediately and have never forgotten it. Thanks for this.
I really do like Frost’s reading of this one. I like his reading of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” too. Sometimes his readings seem a bit rushed, but not with these. Nice to find other’s who love Frost so much.
Oh, and you are very welcome.
nice reading David…k
Thank you, K!