My Favorite Poem

I read somewhere that everybody should have their favorite poem memorized. This is mine. In eighth grade I had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Pender, who read and analyzed this poem in our English class. I don’t know if I fully understood the meaning of the poem at the time. Only later in life did I realize what a masterpiece she had shared with us.

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