John Donne – Meditation XVII

MEDITATION XVII
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine
owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
because I am involved in Mankinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

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3 thoughts on “John Donne – Meditation XVII

  1. Thank you for this one. There’s a reason people read — and write — poems, but people need to pay attention. {Keep on eye on the poet, too — he’s got something.

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