Poetry Plus – Acquainted with the Night – A poem by Robert Frost

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Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost

Rain in the City

Rain in the city
Night-time roams neath umbrellas
Distant siren sings

Robert Frost, (1874 – 1963), American poet who was much admired for his depictions of the rural life of New England, his command of American colloquial speech, and his realistic verse portraying ordinary people in everyday situations.

Frost first achieved professional publication in 1894 when The Independent, a weekly literary journal, printed his poem “My Butterfly: An Elegy.”

By 1911 Frost was fighting against discouragement. Poetry had always been considered a young person’s game, but Frost, who was nearly 40 years old, had not published a single book of poems and had seen just a handful appear in magazines.

In 1911 Frost inherited the farm where he lived. A momentous decision was made: to sell the farm and use the proceeds to…

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