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Welcome to the Fire and Ice poem by Robert Frost translated in Hindi by me.

Fire and Ice is one of the Robert Frost’s most popular poems. It was published in December 1920 in Harper’s Magazine and in 1923 Pulitzer Prize winning book New Hampshire.

This poem, “Fire and Ice” discussed the end of world through fire or ice. Here, ‘Fire’ is symbolized as the emotion of desire and ‘Ice’ is symbolized with hate.

This poem, “Fire and Ice” is one of Robert Frost’s best known and most anthologized poems.

According to one of Frost’s biographers, “Fire and Ice” was inspired by a passage in canto 32 of Dante’s Inferno.

Let us learn something more about Robert Frost from the Wikipedia.

Robert Frost
Robert Frost in 1941

Robert Frost in 1941

Born Robert Lee Frost
March 26, 1874
San FranciscoCalifornia, US
Died January 29, 1963 (aged 88)
BostonMassachusetts, US
Occupation Poet, playwright
Alma mater Dartmouth College
(no degree)
Harvard University
(no degree)
Notable works A Boy’s WillNorth of Boston[1]
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for PoetryCongressional Gold Medal
Spouse Elinor Miriam White

(m. 1895; died 1938)​

Children 6

Fire and Ice

Robert Frost – 1874-1963

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.

हिन्दी अनुवाद : Fire and Ice

कुछ कहते हैं दुनिया का अंत आग से होगा,
कुछ कहते हैं हिम से होगा।
चाहतों/इच्छा का स्वाद के बारे में जो कुछ भी मैंने चखा है
मैं उनके साथ हूँ जो आग को समर्थन करते हैं।
यदि उसे दुनिया की दो बार तबाह होना है,
मैं सोचता मैं घृणा के बारे में बहुत कुछ जानता हूँ
विनाशकारी हिम के बारे में यह कहना है कि
वह भी महान है
और यह काफी होगा विनाश के लिए।


The theme of the poem “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost is the perennial or age old question of whether the world will end in fire or in ice.

The poet tells that both the options have the sufficient capacity to end this world.

The poet also shares the general and common belief that everything that exists will end one day. But people are divided on the way of destruction i.e. by fire or ice.

From the point of view of human emotion, the element of ‘Fire’ stands for patience, desires and love. Uncurbed, unbridled and unruly patience and desires can cause the end of the world.

‘Ice’ represents hate or cold. If this world has to be destroyed twice, the ice can serve that purpose. Hate, born of cold reasoning makes a man insensitive to feelings.

Hatred can make our mind numb. Cold thoughts and reasoning make us, insensitive and cruel. Therefore, the poet thinks that ‘Ice’ or ‘Hate’ can be a great, strong and important cause for the destruction of the world.


Fire and Ice Poem by Robert Frost translated in Hindi by me is a strong symbolic poem.

The poet symbolizes that ‘fiery desires’ are capable of destruction of this world. The fiery desires of domination will bring about decay in final feelings for each other. There will be no unity. There will be no discovery and invention. People will not come together for constructive purpose and world will slowly and steadily come to an end.

Similarly ‘icy hatred’ will equally damage this earth. Ice has extremely low temperature. It will not allow living creatures to grow and the life on earth will slowly vanish.

Both Fire and Ice have the power to destroy this world. Symbolically, the poet hints that we human beings may be wiped out by these two elements.

Looking into the destructive power, we all have to be careful. Fire can be considered as ‘ego’, Ice can be considered ‘harshness’. Both have the destructive power. Only love, understanding, peace, cooperation can save this world…. Let us be lovely and lovable human beings.

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