Robert Lee Frost (* 26. März 1874 in San Francisco, Kalifornien; † 29. Januar 1963 in Boston) war ein US-amerikanischer Dichter und vierfacher Pulitzer-Preisträger. "Fire and Ice" is one of Robert Frost's most popular poems, published in December 1920 in Harper's Magazine and in 1923 in his Pulitzer prize winning book New Hampshire (see 1920 in poetry, 1923 in poetry). It discusses the end of the world, likening the elemental force of fire with the emotion of desire, and ice with hate. 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.