26 de março de 2005


Robert Frost (1874-1963)


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

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2 comentários:

João Martinho disse...

olha, olha: como eu! (:

Graça disse...

Ainda bem. A noite pode ser uma boa "acquaintance" (amiga, companheira, camarada, parceira,conhecida? Whatever.)