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One Acquainted With The Night (2007)

for flute and piano
duration: 5 min.


One acquainted with the night takes it’s inspiration from Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the night.” I aimed to write a short lullaby about love and loneliness.
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
published by Henry Holt and Co. in 1928