Frost, "Fire and Ice"

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This poem is one of the best short poems I have ever  read.  It's a poem that anyone can connect to.  The comparison of fire and ice, or love and hate, is wonderful.  My two favorite lines are:

"From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire."

I love these two lines simply because desire is extremely comparable to fire.  Anyone who has ever been in love, or even had a crush on someone, knows how it feels to have the feeling of their face burning from the blood rushing to it when they talk to the person they have those feelings for.  I know I have.  It is truly a beautiful poems that I could read over and over again.  


Christopher Dufalla said:

I read this poem for my individual selection, as well. I also chose to quote the same two lines. Desire is indeed a firey sensation that can consume a person for better or for worse. While there is a sense of beauty within that loving desire, let's not forget that sometimes people get carried away with those desires and consequently transform a beautiful emotion into a skewed obsession.

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