Delmore Schwartz

Brooklyn / New York / United States
Delmore Schwartz
Brooklyn / New York / United States
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All Night, All Night

Rating: 2.8
"I have been one acquainted with the night" - Robert Frost


Rode in the train all night, in the sick light. A bird
Flew parallel with a singular will. In daydream's moods and
attitudes
The other passengers slumped, dozed, slept, read,
Waiting, and waiting for place to be displaced
On the exact track of safety or the rack of accident.
Looked out at the night, unable to distinguish
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Michael Walker 26 August 2019
An intriguing train journey by night. The ending has a sad tone, as if he could not sleep on the train. Usually it is easy to sleep on night trains. The poem is possibly too long, compared to Frost's 'Acquainted With the Night'.
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