What does the poet mean by "I have tasted of desire" in poem fire and ice?

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The poet in 'Fire and Ice' confesses that he has 'tasted of desire' which means he has experienced desire and its effects. He has had many worldly desires which he compares to fire and then admits that they have a destructive quality. He speaks from first hand experience.


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Some say the world?will?end in?fire. Some say in?ice. From what I've tasted?ofdesire?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.
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