Mar 20 2005

Fire and Ice

Published by at 3:25 am under Robert Frost Love Poems

Fire and Ice

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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43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Fire and Ice”

  1. Gueston 02 Jun 2005 at 1:55 am

    nice but it lacks depth

  2. Gueston 14 Jun 2005 at 9:06 am

    good but i don\’t fully understand the poem

  3. Gueston 15 Jun 2005 at 10:48 am

    you have to look beyond the words them selfs you have to look at the invisible print i love this poem it is one of my favorites

  4. Gueston 01 Dec 2005 at 8:20 pm


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  6. Gueston 24 Jan 2006 at 11:11 pm

    lovely poetry

  7. Gueston 15 Feb 2006 at 7:58 pm

    I enjoyed this poem i find it realy spoke out, if you know how to look for it.

  8. Gueston 05 May 2006 at 11:24 am

    it inspired me deeply.

  9. Gueston 31 May 2006 at 8:47 pm

    i love this poem it was great i love robert frost he is my favorite authore wow bravo bravo

  10. Gueston 21 Mar 2006 at 1:37 pm

    People argue whether earth is going to be distroyed by fire or by ice, I think according to the scriptures. In the poem he is saying that he has felt the passion and heat of desire, and is compairing that to the symbolized fire, and he can truley see how that would be able to compleatly consume the world, but then he has also felt the freezing cold sting of someone\’s hate, and he could see how that could also be just as consumeing as desire.

  11. Gueston 29 Mar 2006 at 4:11 pm


  12. Gueston 03 Apr 2006 at 2:49 am

    nice poem i love it and fully understand it!! lovely..

  13. Gueston 24 Nov 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Exactly when you feel somebodys hate you hate yourself and realize the sting of ice when you feel love you feel the desire of warmth and ifre:)

  14. Gueston 10 Apr 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Just Brilliant
    Frost sure knows in its simplest term that love is so much more than what it seems. Bravo Frost Bravo.

  15. Mouseon 08 May 2007 at 1:03 am


  16. gtytytyrton 18 May 2007 at 10:19 pm

    :eek :cry 🙁 😡 :sigh :p 8) :roll :roll 😉 😕

  17. poem loveron 22 Sep 2007 at 3:00 pm

    [B]that poem was heartbreaking[/B] :cry :eek :roll 😕 🙂 :grin 😉 8) :p :sigh :zzz 😡 🙁 :upset 😡

  18. jessica<3on 09 Jun 2008 at 5:56 pm

    he wrote this during the time of the war so i beileve that he thinks that the war will either end with everyone getting along(fire/compermization) or end in tragety with everyone dieing(ice/crulety).

  19. samon 21 Aug 2008 at 5:59 pm

    how is this even remotely considered a love poem? Frost is a wonderful poet, but this has been clearly misunderstood.

  20. aneisis mejiaon 04 Feb 2009 at 7:45 pm

    the reason it is a love poem is because he is comparing love and passion and desire to the fire. and he believes the world would end happily in a sense. if u still dont understand email me at [email protected]

  21. Ikke.on 06 May 2009 at 12:41 pm

    love this poem…

  22. rebekahon 02 Jun 2009 at 11:21 pm

    This is clearly about love… is so passionate, but it is also so consuming….can you ever really love someone you haven\’t hated?????

  23. martaon 30 Jun 2009 at 8:29 am

    Nice! Thank you!

  24. dfgdgdfgon 22 Jul 2009 at 1:43 am

    dgdfgd nice but it lacks depth

  25. lanceon 14 Oct 2009 at 9:05 pm

    ok there have been some accurate while others, how dgdfgd exclusivly lack depth this is one of he deepest poem i know how does it lack depth the fire is a burning it represents desire or passion so naturally ice being the opposite representsno desire or passion it is cold and sharp now how is this a love poem ever hear the phrase opposites attract while fire burn brightly ice cools swiftly they can coinside as one they are two side to a coin yin and yang, passion and indifference but they are always together any othe questions my e-mail is lance-m-2010@

  26. katherine reayon 25 Aug 2010 at 4:16 pm

    your the one dreamed ive of.
    the one ive been looking for my whole intired life
    my heart starts to fall apair when you love in to my eyes
    my heat ponds and bets so hard and fast
    it feels like its going to brust out of my chest

    when i get thoughts of you my heart gets faster
    and my mind goes insane =] =] =] =] =] =]

    by katie R

  27. buck joneson 01 Oct 2010 at 6:07 pm

    it really inspired me to take a nap. it was almost as boring as shakespeare. 👿 😀 😀 😀 😀 😮 😮

  28. jahronon 04 Oct 2010 at 5:50 pm

    i absolutly love this poem!!!!!! ya!!!!!!!! :love: im a pretty rainbow!!!!!! i love ponys!!!! i also am in love with magical ponys!!!!!! contact me at!!!!!! ya!!

  29. westonon 04 Oct 2010 at 7:59 pm

    i wish i could be in pony world right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im in lovve with ponys!!!!!! especially magical rainbow ponys!!!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:……………………..i absolutly love,love,love,love PONYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have a song i wanna sing here today:

  30. anonymouson 12 Oct 2010 at 3:37 pm

    it depends on the person entirely

  31. sarahon 16 Oct 2010 at 4:09 pm

    i lovethiss poemm soooo much :love:
    wowowowowowowowow!! suchh a gr8 poemm!!
    People can complain until they are blue in the face that Jacob and Bella should be together, ;-( BUT… you can’t change what’s written! HAhaHA! Go Team EDWARD! ? 😉

    Twinkle, Twinkle, little star I see Edward there you are! (I don’t want a Knight in shiny armour riding a horse..I want Edward Cullen driving a VOLVO!)

    Has VOD IOD EOD TSOD [ Vampire obsession disorder, Immortal obsession disorder, Edward obsession disorder, Twilight Saga obsession disorder]
    Emmett may be the strongest, Edward the fastest, and Jacob has the muscles, but Jasper is the only who can sit in a corner and still make everyone feel jealous…. xxxx
    TeAm EdWaRd!!!! xxxx :love: 😀

  32. meghanon 17 Oct 2010 at 2:15 am

    robert frost is my fav. poet 😀

  33. gueston 13 Jan 2011 at 12:42 am

    since I heard this on Twilight Eclipse, this has became my favorite poem. But I’ve always liked poems from Robert Frost! One of the best poets of all time!

  34. Cheyenneon 25 Feb 2011 at 4:55 pm

    This poem greatly shows the struggle of love!!!!!!

  35. Kay-Lo.J.on 06 Apr 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I don’t understand this poem.. i was searching for love poems :love: for a poetry project for an english class i’m taking and i can’t tell if this is supposed to be a love poem or not.. i don’t think that it is. Any suggestions on good love poems?? 😀

  36. guess whoon 09 Jun 2011 at 9:13 am

    depth. it has to much depth. i love love love love this poem. its my favourite poem of all time:)

  37. anonymousson 09 Jun 2011 at 4:45 pm

    this is some tough stuff.

  38. MDMon 30 Aug 2011 at 5:18 pm


    It’s one of the greatest

  39. aedenon 31 Aug 2011 at 5:17 am

    one of my all time favorites.

  40. Zia Khalidon 02 Nov 2011 at 8:31 am

    it is really a good poem

  41. SuperAnnon 26 Feb 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Okay…..But still needs more to it and it goes in a rhyming skeme….anyone notice it (ABAABCBCB) :ninja: :whistle:

  42. katherineon 09 Apr 2013 at 6:30 pm

    i think this poem is a great poem i love this poem it relly speaks out to him when you fee the desire to love somebody and when you have the desire to hate somebody you get fired up and you want to just hit that person but you don’t :love:

  43. Davidon 08 Jun 2015 at 4:31 am

    I think one of the best parts of great poetry, much like a great song is ones ability to apply it to their own specific meaning regardless of the authors specific inspiration. Robert Frost is truly one of the greats….

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