Breaking "Down"

A small piece of me just died. I had to inform a student that the famous lines from Twilight, “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice…” are actually penned by the great American poet, Robert Frost, and not the synonym handicapped, pop fiction wonder Stephanie Meyer.

Dawn broke early for many of my students this morning who attended the long-awaited Twihard release. My heart broke for literature in general about 10 minutes ago.

Here you go, Frost, for whatever it’s worth, a small tribute on this November 18th.

“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 I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”

That’s all. If I weren’t so sick, I might attempt to offer my literary analysis of this fine poem, but for today, I think this exquisite writer’s words are enough.

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