Fire and Ice
BY ROBERT FROST
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.
Here’s a pretty dystopian little poem by Robert Frost, but I thought we’d start with it. After all, many of Frost’s poems have recently passed into public domain.
More about Robert Frost: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-frost
It’s interesting to look at this poem, written a century ago, and think about global climate change and imagine how it may impact our future. What speculative fictions could we spin, thinking about the shifting environment, climate refugees, and where we sit on the tip of Lake Superior?