Though it is most commonly said that his life was full of hardship & tragedies, the legendary Robert Frost was able to use his inner strength to channelize all that pain & agony into writing his poems.
While many of his poems remain widely read till this very day, Fire and Ice holds its own respectable place amongst all his work. One of the reasons being it simplicity and other reasons including the depth that its meanings carry; it can be and has been interpreted in numerous ways. Readers often wonder when did Robert Frost write fire and ice after reading it.
Well, the answer to that is real simple as well. Born on the 26th day of March in the year 1874, Robert Frost wrote Fire and Ice in the year 1920. It did not get published till 3 years later in 1923. That means the poem was written when Robert Frost was 46 and it did not get published till he was 49 years of age.
One can gain insight into the man simply by reading this poem alone. Its uncomplicated mannerism makes it obvious how easy it was for Robert Frost to squeeze out his creative juices and pour them on paper in the form of words that stay locked inside your head.