From John Donne, London, 1614.
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.
how apt for the times we live in, thanks
It came immediately to mind when I saw the island prompt. Thanks for the comment. 💖
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That song popped into mind at first glance, Sue. I liked the original script, more authentic than the corrected version. Still…the message. Thanks. 💘
Thanks for joining in, Van. I agree, the orginal is worth the read.
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Love this. Perfect.
Thank you, Miriam. 💘
This is simply gorgeous, Van. Thank you for sharing this. Hope you have a wonderful day. xo
Thanks, Kelly. Hope the very same for you. ❤️
Thank you! ❤
Wow, that wasn’t easy for me to read. But I loved it (even more)!
I never thought of that, Erika, I guess you just have to sound it out, phonetically ! (Can’t rely on the spelling). ☺☺
Yes, I read it aloud and that helped. Then again it just looked like as if I had it written with all my typos and that again made it easy to understand….. lol!!!
I thought so, too. Thanks, Lynn. 💛 💙 💜
most welcome xx
Such famous lines and deeply profound. I’m afraid they will be just as timely a thousand years from now.
No doubt, Diana. ❤️
Thanks, DK. ☺
I like the entries to Sue’s prompt I am seeing. 🙂
She provides some great photo inspiration. ☺
Can’t ask for more than that!
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Beautiful. Donne is one of my favorite poets.
Glad you appreciated. Thanks for the comment. ☺
Perfect match for the prompt.
Thank you, Michelle. 💘
So beautiful Van ! You are too ….love and hugs , megxxx