Acquainted With The Night


"Acquainted With The Night" is a song of John Duke from 1950. This song sets the text of Robert Frost and is published by Peermusic.

The poem "Acquainted with the Night" was first published in The Poetry of Robert Frost in 1928.

Acquainted With the Night
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.

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.

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