Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fire & 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 say that for destruction ice

Is also great,

And would suffice.
                
                 - Robert Frost

23 comments:

  1. Lol I just read this poem and when logged in to blogger, here you posted it. What a coincidence =/

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  2. well i have no clue what it meant... my english also seems to ahve gone for a six now ..


    Bikram's

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  3. Neeha,

    Both sides of coin shown with end result being same.

    Take care

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  4. @Bikram:When I read first time..It's like a blur..When I read it next time..I couldn't withstand myself from posting it...

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  5. @Jack:The ending seemed the same..But acheived from two extremities..love & hatred..

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  6. Differentiated view on the same issue...lets live:)

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  7. Neeha,

    These were some very meaningful lines. Had you written your thoughts about these, it would have been a great read for us. do write something about it, wud love to read.

    tc

    RESTLESS

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  8. Yep,Great idea.I didn't give a try..
    But will surely try sometime..

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  9. So now please do lets us know the meaning behind it too :)

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  10. & smtimes ice is more dan sufficient..one of my fa poem..so true n apt...

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  11. @Bikram:It's difficult to understand what actually Robert Frost meant.The poem is tough in language & carries great elegance.
    From what I understood..he tries to depict the human intentions & how they can destroy us.
    The end of humanity is brought from two different extremities.
    Firstly,desire which makes man go to any extend to fulfill his wish.
    Secondly,hatred which blindfolds mans morals trying to destroy your opponent.
    When any of this happens we forget our happiness,possessions & responsibility ,and destroy ourselves.
    I guess he compares desire with fire & ice with hatred.Wat do you say??agree or have another opinions..I want to listen to your opinions to..

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  12. @Angels never lie:Yep,this is my fav poem & the best among R.Frost poem's.

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  13. @Jane:Proved in my north trip:)

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  14. Frost,one of the finest poets of his time wrote about life in a simple lyrical manner. Loved it!!

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  15. @Karthik:Thankz 4 dropping by.Hope to see you soon.

    @Ayu:Yeah,need to agree with you.

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  16. I love the poems by Robert Frost.

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