Burning a Hole Through the Seattle Freeze with Poetry
FIRE AND ICE
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.
As my project winds down, I've started to organize some "instigations" to celebrate. For "Burning a Hole through the Seattle Freeze with Poetry," I took a blow torch to a 300 lb block of ice. Once I'd melted a hole through it, I read "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost to people on the other side. It was a curious and beautiful object.
Instigation #1 succeeded in bringing people together and incorporating poetry into something visually fascinating. Working with ice was surprisingly alluring and addictive.