For Whom The Bell Tolls [*POEM MEDITATION with video*]

“No man is an Iland, intire of itself; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine [sea]; 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 if thine own were; Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde;  And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”

— John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1623, original spelling.
(source of the title of Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel)

SEE  beautifully recited video below

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