Fire and Ice, Abstract Painting by Anthony Steffes, Canada
Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
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 say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Foc și Gheață de Robert Frost
Unii spun că lumea va sfârși în foc,
Alții în gheață.
Din dorințele ce am gustat
Aș înclina spre cei cu focul.
Dar dacă-ar fi să pierim de două ori
Cred că știu destulă ură
Să spun că pentru a distruge, gheața
E deasemenea grozavă
”In an anecdote he recounted in 1960 in a "Science and the Arts" presentation, prominent astronomer Harlow Shapley claims to have inspired "Fire and Ice". Shapley describes an encounter he had with Robert Frost a year before the poem was published in which Frost, noting that Shapley was the astronomer of his day, asked him how the world will end. Shapley responded that either the sun will explode and incinerate the Earth, or the Earth will somehow escape this fate only to end up slowly freezing in deep space. Shapley was surprised at seeing "Fire and Ice" in print a year later, and referred to it as an example of how science can influence the creation of art, or clarify its meaning.”
Tema de deschidere din Games of Thrones (Urzeala Tronurilor), serialul inspirat din romanele lui George R. R. Martin sonf of Ice and Fire inspirate la rândul lor din poemul lui Robert Frost, serial care a rulat pe HBO.