Acquainted with the Night- Robert Frost

The past week has been quite draining and I just realized that I didn’t post anything on the blog. So tonight, I’m sharing a piece from Frost that is a classic. I feel as though I may have posted this one before because it’s one of my favorites. But as an insomniac, I am acquainted with the night so it is always apropos.  

Enjoy!

I have been one acquainted with the night. 

I have walked out in rainand 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.

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