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.
Golden lads and girls all must
As chimney sweepers come to dust.
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene II
“On Wednesday, like the Earth, I, too, will tilt – away from death. I have survived whatever darkness has dished out this year and am ready and eager to come to life again. Now I, too, will reach for revival. Daily, I must get up and go to work in the construction business of building and repairing and remodeling my life.”
Robert Fulghum, Deseret News, Dec. 18, 1994.
“I was merely thinking God’s thoughts after him.”
Writings of Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer, 17th Century.
“And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs –
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.”
Gerard Manley Hopkins, from “God’s Grandeur.”