Fire and Ice

"Fire and Ice" by Carol Schiff, mixed media on wood panel, 2012

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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.

Selection from Harper’s Magazine, December 1920 | Source: Wikipedia.
Painting: “Fire and Ice” by Carol Schiff, mixed media on wood panel, 2012.
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