Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Robert Frost- One of the greatest American poets, Frost was born and died in Boston (1874-1963). Frost was a humanist who portrayed delicate nuances of life, human values and plain simple truths, using a simple, ordinary language. In many of his songs, like “Fire and Ice,” Frost applies his unique poetic symbolism as a vehicle to philosophical and religious thought.
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.