Cold Out There

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 say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
— Robert Frost (1874-1963) grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Lawrence High School. The Frost Farm on Route 28 in Derry, N.H., preserved by the New Hampshire Parks and Recreation Dept., marks a time in his life when he wrote some of his most remembered poems.