Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ice Split

I've been driving by this pond for days now, looking out at this ice with the crevice stretching across in multiple directions. Even before the pouring rains of last week, it was there. As I glanced out the window, I couldn't get this favorite poem of Frost out of my mind.

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.
By Robert Frost


  1. That's so fascinating. Does this mean you're finally thawing out?

  2. Outstanding post, Birdman. Love this image and always love when you include Frost. And which say you...fire or ice?

  3. I really enjoyed the poetry you included in this post! Hopefully the ice crevice means things are warming up a bit.

  4. I would prefer ice, since it would mean a nice peaceful sleep (I think). Perfect poem for the photo.

  5. A remarkable photograph, BM. Tremendous amount of energy waiting to spring under that sheet.

    The Frost is acerbic in its own way, but recognises that there is a ying/yang that is essential.

    I like the post.

  6. Hope the cracks mean spring is coming to your area.

  7. Love the lines!

    Thanks for commenting on the Ice Castle images today on www.saltlakedailyphoto.com

    To answer your Big Love question... I love it! Others... not so much.

  8. I've always liked the poem. Now I have a photo to like with it. You really chose an interesting angle/perspective--whatever it's called by those who know what they're talking about.