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  • September 29th, 2006 | 5:47 AM
Poetry Friday - Robert Frost

In searching for a poem to share this week I came across this old friend. In my teen years, like many teens, I spent weeks upon weeks (okay probably months upon months) wavering between manic highs when everything in my world was wonderful (he likes me, he really likes me) and horrible, depressing lows when I couldn't understand the point of getting out of bed in the morning (he dumped me, I can't believe he really dumped me.) During those emotional roller coaster rides, this poem spoke to me loudly. I often had it copied on the inside cover of my notebook. Was I a melodramatic teen? You bet!
 

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.

Robert Frost
thoughtful
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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tamra_wight
September 29th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oh! Two Frost poems to brighten my morning!

You and Jo . . .

Thank you!
slatts
September 29th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
DITTO to that! Fall brings frost and Frost!
(Anonymous)
September 29th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I had really hoped to do an original about the party but it didn't happen.
susanwrites
September 30th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
kellyrfineman
September 29th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
I love Frost. Happy sigh.

susanwrites
September 30th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Me too! I used to really obsess on this poem...probably a bit too much. :-)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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