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Five Songs on English Texts

Word count: 51

Song Cycle by Clifford Taylor (b. 1923)

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5. Fire and ice [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

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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.


First published in Harper's Magazine, 1920

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