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Acquainted With The Night

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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.
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Dr Antony Theodore 11 October 2020
But not to call me back or say good-bye; And further still at an unearthly height, One luminary clock against the sky a great poem of Robert Frost. tony
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Suryendu Chaudhury 27 September 2020
The night here stands for the miseries of life.
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Dr Antony Theodore 18 September 2020
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. walking in the night to the city light. a fine poem. tony
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L MILTON HANKINS 28 August 2020
This is a beautifully-crafted poem. Frost at his best.
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Michael Walker 25 May 2020
This remains my favourite poem by Robert Frost.
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Norene Katherine Rootare 23 September 2019
I Have Been One Acquainted With The Night is one of Robert Frost's lesser known poems. It was recited by Actor Perlman in the television series, Beauty and the Beast with an accompanying video showing the man/ beast walking down a city street late at night...... lamplight glowing in the dark with footsteps heard far back.... then stopping..... .Very memorable.
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Michael Walker 29 July 2019
A terza rima sonnet which greatly appeals to me, because of the night and the word 'acquainted, . This is Frost's best shorter poem, I think. he walked so far in the rain, away from the city, then back again to observe the city lanes and streets. He saw one lighted clock, which 'Proclaimed the time was neither right nor wrong/ I have been one acquainted with the night'.
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Robert Frost 01 July 2019
I am glad you enjoyed
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Annie 04 May 2019
I have just discovered him, his poetry is fabulous and so relatable
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Castellenas John 03 April 2019
Mr. Frost, a poet of legend wrote a amazing poem for the night.
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