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“It goes by might of being such a flood”

Photo of the Day | published on 02/22/17
INDONESIA-FLOODS

Photo by STR / AFP

Jakarta, Indonesia – February 21, 2017: Residents wade through floodwaters on the streets of Jakarta. Jakarta was hit by widespread flooding on February 21 after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and people forced to wade through murky brown water to get to work and school.

Photo of the Day: February 22, 2017
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The Flood

by Robert Frost

Blood has been harder to dam back than water.
Just when we think we have it impounded safe
Behind new barrier walls (and let it chafe!),
It breaks away in some new kind of slaughter.
We choose to say it is let loose by the devil;
But power of blood itself releases blood.
It goes by might of being such a flood
Held high at so unnatural a level.
It will have outlet, brave and not so brave.
weapons of war and implements of peace
Are but the points at which it finds release.
And now it is once more the tidal wave
That when it has swept by leaves summits stained.
Oh, blood will out. It cannot be contained.

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