Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Acquainted With The Night - Poem by Robert Frost

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.
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Comments about Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost

  • Richard Wlodarski (7/26/2016 2:37:00 AM)

    Delves deeply into the depths of loneliness aloneness despair. Yet, at the end of the dark tunnel, there is always light. (Report) Reply

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  • C S Sunandana (4/13/2016 1:45:00 AM)

    Just consider the two lines
    One luminary clock against the sky

    Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

    All physics all philosophy neatly paraphrased! (Report) Reply

  • C S Sunandana (4/13/2016 1:40:00 AM)

    A wowing poem by Frost: Just consider the two lines
    One luminary clock against the sky

    Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

    Can one say a word more about the nature of time?

    All physics all philosopy summarised! (Report) Reply

  • Woru Sulyman Woru Sulyman (4/11/2016 10:56:00 AM)

    lovely poem...deep with meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir Abderrahmane Dakir (2/19/2016 7:54:00 AM)

    Nice poem between the time in place and when we say good-bye. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/27/2016 9:06:00 PM)

    .....nicely penned...and excellent line ★
    One luminary clock against the sky
    Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle Alisha Castle (12/24/2015 1:56:00 PM)

    Lovely and heart touching poetry (Report) Reply

  • Henry F James (12/8/2015 6:40:00 PM)

    Lovely version of what it means to be alone (Report) Reply

  • .., Rahman .., Henry .., Rahman .., Henry (11/16/2015 12:59:00 AM)

    To read the poem in Bengali Translation, go to the bottom of this page..... (Report) Reply

  • Anish Debnath Anish Debnath (9/22/2015 3:04:00 AM)

    It is death in a rainy night and his soul is slowly getting up towards sky.While his journey he looking down the watchman on a void city lane & watching the lights as far as he can but he stops listening to the cry from his friends, family, relatives from another street(because he is on some heavenly street now) & continues his journey until he becomes a star, announcing he is already acquainted with night. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (9/16/2015 11:36:00 PM)

    ........wonderful and beautifully penned, sometimes nights are the most peaceful of times ★ (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/14/2015 4:03:00 AM)

    Sometimes life can be so alone..brutually sad (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/14/2015 4:01:00 AM)

    Lonliness makes us to think ourselves and life.....A good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens Edgar Stevens (6/11/2015 9:18:00 AM)

    loneliness is not easy..it has never been easy.... (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu Mark Arvizu (2/23/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    The night takes you away to far away places (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/21/2014 10:54:00 PM)

    I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light.With gloomy heart and thought away from the crowd and decorative world and seen from far everything that was seen as being there heard pain agony, sadness every where is heard..at last time is not wrong or right it is the wish of the people //I have been one acquainted with the night. this line is really a death or doom which is acquainted (Report) Reply

  • Alex Desjardin (10/16/2014 9:16:00 PM)

    The night is death. Frost embraces death, coping with the truth of his mortality, instead of those in the city who rebel against night's darkness by replicating the day with artificial city lights. The luminary clock is the universe that enacts the progression of time and the changes it induces. The line that says, proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. it meant that time is eternal, and marks no end or beginning. The watchman is the spirit watching over Frost's soul as it passes down the saddest city lane, (the drain of eternity whose obscurity makes it a mystery) . (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (10/6/2014 12:07:00 PM)

    To each reader his own interpretation. Personally, I believe Frost's mastery of this villanelle form poem is the focal point. The measure of any villanelle, to me., is how well the artist maintained the rhyming/meter pattern while seamlessly carrying a very simple thought through out the poem. Frost knocked this one out of the ballpark! Oddly, I feel his greatest contribution to poetry was to help others break the myth that free-form poetry was unacceptable. (Although he was so talented at form poetry himself.) The effort of late 19th century and early 20th century poets like Frost helped to pave the way for earlier poets to be found, like Emily Dickinson, who had been ostracized from poetic communities during their own times for failing to meet contemporary standards. Frost is truly an American hero. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (9/19/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    An enthralling write that is full of many thoughts
    and insights. His observations of the nighttime
    goes well beyond the emotions. A very dark but
    good write. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Oilibheir Álain Christie Oilibheir Álain Christie (6/30/2014 6:32:00 AM)

    What's the big idea? Using synthetic voices for poetry readings. OMG! (Report) Reply










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