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Robert Frost: Acquainted with the Night

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost, “Acquainted with the Night” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright © 1964, 1970 by Leslie Frost Ballantine. Copyright 1936, 1942 © 1956 by Robert Frost. Copyright 1923, 1928, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Co. Reprinted in Vox Populi on a non-commercial license for educational purposes only.

2 comments on “Robert Frost: Acquainted with the Night

  1. triciaknoll
    November 4, 2016

    When he rhymes, he does it so well.

    Like

  2. anisioluiz2008
    November 4, 2016

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    Liked by 1 person

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