Fridays with Frost #17

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,
A luminary clock against the sky

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

Robert Frost


One response to “Fridays with Frost #17

  1. Ahh … I have missed the Fridays with Frost posts.

    This one I know all too well … tis my hope the poem caught your eye but does not reflect your heart. I myself am moving past the night.

    Hugs to you.