(poetry diary 108) There’s freezing rain outside and I’m stuck at home fighting a stomach bug and reading depressing news articles about current events.  Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” poem seems appropriate today.

It’s interesting to hear him read it (click video above) I’ve always read the end of it differently, pausing at the end of each line for emphasis–but when the end lines are read quickly together in the way Frost reads them here, the poem seems angrier, more disgusted.  Also appropriate for today.