My favorite author is an American poet who died the same month and year that I was born. He was honored frequently during his lifetime and even received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. I even love his name because it makes me think of the cold winter months and the hope of snow.
Who is it?
It is none other than Robert Frost.
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.
This poem brings to mind the question that continues to be discussed just as it was in times of old. Will the world end in fire or ice? With a very crisp and short discussion, the speaker in the poem decides that either one will do the trick.
However this poem also speaks of love’s desire compared to hate. So if you think of the poem as the “world” being a “relationship” then it puts a little different meaning on it.
A relationship based on “fire” or “passion” without a foundation of love can quickly become consumed/end when the “thrill” is gone. The end result is the same for a bond that is cold as “ice” and filled with indifference or “hate”. Obviously, having a successful relationship requires a balance of emotions and actions.
So take a quick reassessment: Do you have your “love” on “ice” too often?
Now, the time we have all been anxiously awaiting…This is the weekly post where I spotlight my Rockin’ Friends who are the Top Nine active participants and loyal followers in my community where you will find THE BEST people in the world! If you want to be mentioned here next week, then all it takes is to come in and start chatting with everyone in my community.
With a big, heartfelt thank you for their participation and friendship, here are the Rockin’ Friends this week in order of most participation.
I’m so glad that I’ve been able to become friends with these wonderful people who are so active in my community. I encourage you to add their blogs to your blogroll, but also come over and chat with us in my community.
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Until next week…Kiss your family, hug your friends and don’t forget to be the friend you would like to have around.