• Acquainted with the Night

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    I have been one acquainted with the night.

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  • I have walked out in rain— and back in rain.

  • I have outwalked the furthest city light.

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    I have looked down the saddest city lane.

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  • I have passed by the watchman on his beat

  • And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

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    I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet

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  • When far away an interrupted cry

  • Came over houses from another street,

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    But not to call me back or say good-bye;

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  • And further still at an unearthly height,

  • One luminary clock against the sky

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    Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

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  • I have been one acquainted with the night.


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