Fire and Ice

By Robert Frost

Fire and Ice

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 day that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

Main Idea

Robert Frost's main idea of the poem is to ask the familiar question about the fate of the world. He is wondering if it is more likely to be destroyed by fire or ice. He gives his personal experiences with desire, the emotion of fire and how he favors it more than hatred, the emotion of ice. He also thinks ice would be equally as destructive as fire.

Why I chose this poem

I chose this poem because it is one of my personal favorites by Robert Frost. I like how Frost gives his personal opinion on the fate of the world. I can also relate to the narrator because I also wonder about the fate of the world. Will it end in fire or will it end in ice?

Here and Now

This fear has me chilled down to the bone

And I have been haunted by these things I still have left to say

I am weary of fighting this alone

So tired of holding on to strings better left to fray


And I said

Hear me now here and now I'm calling

Memories wear me down

And this seems so complicated


I am wilted and faded after all

Too strung out and burnt out to be half the man I could

I'll never belong inside your world

So black out the sun and leave me to play out the same old tragedy


And I said

Hear me now here and now I'm calling

Memories wear me out

And this seems too complicated

When all I want is just the truth


Hear me now here and now I'm calling

Memories wear me out

And this seems too complicated

When all I want is just the truth


You're my savior after all

Use your flame to guide me home

And then lay your hand on me


And I said

Hear me now here and now I'm calling

Memories wear me down

And this seems so complicated

When all I want is just the truth


Hear me now here and now I'm calling

Memories wear me out

And this seems too complicated

When all I want is part of you

Connection

The connection between the song and poem is they both deal with desire and hatred. In the song the singer talks about desiring someone he can never have so he feels isolated from their world. He hates the fact he can't have that person so he's looking for a savor to use their flame to guide him home. If you feel those emotins too strongly they can destroy your world and that is what the poem is talking about.

Life As We Know It

Go out and take a deep breath of fresh air

Look around you and see the good and bad in this beatiful world

Feel the warmth on your skin

Hear the chatters of the animals

Life is beautiful

But remember

What can be created

Can also be destroyed