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26 August 2011 @ 12:21 pm
Poetry Meme [Gacked From saavikam77]  
When you see this, comment with a poem you love or post one in your own journal to encourage the proliferation of random poetry through your f-list.

I'm adding two, one I recited from memory for a long ago class project and one that was been coming back to me more and more lately.

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,
One luminary clock against the sky

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

I can't currently find an abbreviated version of this particular piece, so you're going to get the clip from BATB in which I first heard it.

On the Verge of: quixoticquixotic