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“I have been one acquainted with the night…”

BAGHDAD, JULY 4, 2016: Iraqi women stand at a site barricaded with security tape, one day after a terror attack that claimed over 200 lives. The blast, which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for, hit the Karrada district while it was packed with shoppers preparing to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. ***** "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-by;/ And further still at an unearthly height,/ One 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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