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Fire and Ice
by Robert Frost
[This poem originally appeared in the Dec. 1920 issue of Harper’s Magazine & was later collected in New Hampshire (1923)]


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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