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.
– Robert Frost
This poem gives me a dual feeling of vulnerability and power – it is a self-enforced need to be vulnerable to be feel infallible. She swings her bag, overhead across the building. Showing a sense of detachment from the item she has depended on. The metal antenna acts as a cage, framing her head and behaves as a contrast against the soft green background and foreground.
The poem is not entirely about power or infallibility. Human limbs placed across hard, cold yet burning hot exhaust fans store in metal boxes. It shows the human condition in the poem, the harm humans are vulnerable to – elements such as fire and ice.
Finally, the idea of a human being able to possess both elements of fire and ice. The ability to command both elements result in balance. A final photo to conclude, just like the word ‘suffice’ – an apt ending to the toil between and against fire and ice. Hence it puts the idea of a human being back into control and power.
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