Friday, October 24, 2008

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.

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,
O luminary clock against the sky

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

Robert Frost

4 comments:

Zoe said...

Muy bello.

Ernesto G. said...

Me maravilla la gente que se toma el tiempo de crear estos videos literarios para despues compartirlos con los usuarios de YouTube.

Me maravilla la gente buena como tu que se toma el tiempo de visitar mi blog y dejar comentarios.

Isis said...

I am acquainted with the night as well...

Ernesto G. said...

I have company then, Isis.