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Robert Frost, Vampires, Werewolves and TWILIGHT HOTNESS!!!!OMG!!!!!

By Harriet Staff

Eclipse, the new installment of the Twilight Saga, opens with the heavy-breathing Bella reciting Robert Frost to vampire beau Edward. From the NYT review:

The day is just sunny enough to bring out the frosty sparkle in Edward’s skin, but not bright enough to kill either him or the brooding, minor-key mood. Bella is reciting Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice,” about competing notions of how the world will end. Supposedly it’s for an English paper, but who is Bella kidding? “From what I’ve tasted of desire,” she intones, “I hold with those who favor fire."

She should know. Desire might as well be the brand name for the blend of natural and artificial flavors that infuses this wildly popular series of books and films . . .

And here is that Robert Frost poem, from the Poetry Foundation archive:

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.

And here is a picture of Taylor Lautner's abs, from Access Hollywood:


Originally Published: June 30th, 2010