“Acquainted with the night”

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.

Safe Harbour

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

A giant of a man

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

Katherine waves goodbye to the day

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

Pillars

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

Robert Frost (From “New Hampshire”, 1923)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Dups says:

    Wow. Loved the photo of cabot tower and the shadow.

    Cheers
    Dups

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