(This is from Dan Well's Summer Poetry Challenge.)
After last week's humor, it's time for something along a more classic theme:
|Nine Circles of Hell|
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.
So, following Frost's whimsy about the destruction of the world, which would be your choice? To go out quickly in a blaze of glory ... or slowly freeze today?