PROPHECY – FIRE AND ICE, ROBERT FROST

From the first time I heard this short poem, it got stuck in my memory. More than 40 years have passed and it’s still firmly stuck.

It speaks to prophecy without ever using the word. And right now, it resonates eerily somewhere in the ether.

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FIRE AND ICE – ROBERT FROST

By Heart

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?


From the first time I heard it, this stuck in my memory and has never left. That’s probably more than 40 years. I think the reasons why it stuck should be obvious. If they aren’t, let me suggest you read (among others) Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery.” If that doesn’t do it, let me know and I’ll give you a reading list.

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