Man is not an island, but an Englishman is…


An interestingly prescient and apt poem written by John Donne (1572-1631 / London)

No man is an island

No man is an island entire of itself;
 
Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
 
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
 
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
 
as well as a manor of thy friends or of thine own were;
 
Any man’s death diminishes me,
 
because I am involved in mankind.
 
And therefore never send to know for whom
 
the bell tolls;
 
it tolls for thee.

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A Cynic's Eye View: This is my tongue-in-cheek, one-eyebrow-raised, cynical view of the world of politics & the world of sports (and intriguing intersection of the two) by way of written posts and cartoons. All views expressed are my own (nobody else wants them). Follow me by subscribing here or on twitter @rp_71 Looking forward to the bouquets and brickbats in the comments section Cynics of the world, unite. We have nothing to lose, but our disdains…
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