S1 E3: Episode 3 Fire & Ice – The Poetry of Robert Frost

Rebecca and Sarah discuss Robert Frost’s poetry. A four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry, Robert Frost still informs popular culture today. Come, listen — we welcome you to be a part of the conversation.

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 know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Jo Malo says:

    Delightful conversation, Sarah and Rebecca! I never realized the depth of suffering behind his creative genius. Suppose I’ll have to obtain more of his work, since it’s been years since reading this American treasure who spent time in England,. The collected works of English poet Denise Levertov are waiting for me at the library. Did you know that when she was only 12 years old she sent her poems to T.S. Eliot who actually responded with a two-page letter? Glancing at only a few biographies I see Frost himself was encouraged by well known poets, though he was a much greater age. Nurturing and inspiring one another is important generally but how much more so when you’re trying to build a career!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Robert Frost is one of the most well-known poets and yet, I had very little knowledge of his personal history. Since coming late to poetry, I realize that we do not have full understanding of a poem until we have placed it with its context. Simply dissecting a poets into its structure, form, sound patterns is a great beginning. But until the message is embraced, most people simple move onto a more simple read. Knowing a poet’s bio really helps in the reflection. Poetry is complex, just as we are – sometimes it is too difficult to delve deeper. Thank you, thank you, for the introduction to Denise Levertov! I just went over to her page on the Poetry Foundation. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/denise-levertov.

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  2. Mary Jo Malo says:

    I forgot to tell you both a fun fact. Because of this podcast and perhaps further investigation into Frost, I was able to answer Final Jeopardy on Monday. The category was Poets, and the clue was: “A Dartmouth dropout, he received 2 honorary degrees from Dartmouth—in 1933 and 1955”. Thank you!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We continue to learn from each other. And thank you to you for introducing me to Lynn Austin. Frances and I have added it to our 2020 library reads. Hugs!

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