The Island #Writephoto

From John Donne, London, 1614.

Meditation 17
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

‘No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; 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 Mannor 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….’

His words, later turned into poetry and song, ring true for all of us today.

Written in response to Sue’s photo prompt.

Thursday photo prompt – The Island #writephoto

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36 Responses to The Island #Writephoto

  1. bwcarey says:

    how apt for the times we live in, thanks

  2. Miriam says:

    Love this. Perfect.

  3. Nurse Kelly says:

    This is simply gorgeous, Van. Thank you for sharing this. Hope you have a wonderful day. xo

  4. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, that wasn’t easy for me to read. But I loved it (even more)!

  5. Such famous lines and deeply profound. I’m afraid they will be just as timely a thousand years from now.

  6. I like the entries to Sue’s prompt I am seeing. 🙂

  7. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up – The Island – writephoto | Sue Vincent – Daily Echo

  8. tlryder says:

    Beautiful. Donne is one of my favorite poets.

  9. macjam47 says:

    Perfect match for the prompt.

  10. megdekorne says:

    So beautiful Van ! You are too ….love and hugs , megxxx

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