Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
Robert Frost is one of my favorite poets. I stumbled upon this poem in a Valentine’s Day edition of my high school’s literary magazine. Maybe it was the hot pink pages and the red cover. Maybe it was the fact that I seemed to have found the only copy. I don’t know for sure, but I carried that magazine around for days.
“Fire and Ice” especially struck me, possibly because it was so powerful while sounding so simple with its rhymed lines. By the end of the week I had committed this poem to memory. Years later I still often find myself reciting it to myself.