Sunday, March 9, 2008

Frosties :D

Robert Frost is one of my favorite poets- granted I've only read about six, two of which are Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, but still- Frost is a good one.:) Of the few valuable things I learned from going to Everett Community College, and an appreciation for a select few American poets, namely Frost, is one of them. So I thought I would share my two favorite poems by him-

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

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 favour 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.

I think one of the cool things about well-written poetry is that even if you have no idea what they're saying, you know they said it well. Also, you can evoke such a different meaning than the author intended or anyone else who read it. It's just neat.:) I really like both of these poems, but for different reasons. Thoughts?


Laurie said...

...I can't believe you referred to works by Robert Frost "Frosties"...

Kim said...

Yeah, I'm with Laurie.

If I have any "thoughts" at all, they're amusement at how you can take something quasi-introspective and make it funny.

"Frosties." Indeed.
Another example: including Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein.

*shakes head)

Midori Ko said...

It makes me happy - "Frosties". I mean, come on, how endearing?

Ahem, plus I lurve "Fire and Ice". I can quote it off the top of my head, and I wrote it on my pants in high school with permanent marker. Wow, that'd almost sounds sad if I wasn't so amazing (PS revelation - Tia's amazing).

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