Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Anniversary of 9/11

On the anniversary of 9/11, I'd like to share a poem by Robert Frost:

Fire and 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 know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

It was first printed in Harper's Magazine, in December of 1920.


Gannet Girl said...

Wow, I haven't thought of that poem in a long time. Excellent choice.

FranIAm said...

Beautiful choice. Thank you for this post.

David said...


mompriest said...

time, as described in art, is immortal...

and, well, we (humans) have such a sad "habit" of repeating ourselves

so, very good poem in a very sad way

Jan said...

Thank you.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Robert Frost,
thank the Lord his work is not lost.

Thanks for the post.

MayB MayB Not said...

sadly so true ... thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the poem.

Pastor Eric said...

Thanks for sharing the poem (and the photo). We need this reminder no matter how painful it is to view those images.