Friday, November 25, 2011

outwalked the furthest city light


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,
A luminary clock against the sky

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

--Robert Frost

7 comments:

hugO Nelson Chavez said...

... ah, as a pedestrian, this acquaintance i know well and am thankful for it. Great pic!

Mister Earl said...

There's a lot behind the poem. Black Friday indeed.

alex said...

expressive.

Mister Earl said...

The speculation about the background of Frost's poem is interesting.

Arguing Guy said...

This picture reminds me of many long walks I took through the town.. I don't recall riding my bike at night all that much for want of better to do. Walks always did the trick.

Now where is this pic? Looks like El Centro..

Yes, Mission west of Fair Oaks is hands down my fav part of the town.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks for that. I haven't read that one in ages.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.