No Man is an Island by John Donne


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 if a manor of thy friend’s
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.





6 thoughts on “No Man is an Island by John Donne

    1. Not sure. Next time if I see the Poetry Men I will ask whichever one I run into. The typewriter did remind me of my Dad’s old Remington Typewriter on which I typed many a school paper back in the 1970s. Just looking at Poetry Guy’s typewriter it looks much older than the one my Dad had.

      1. Afrika Bohemian

        It does, we once used type writes back at Junior Secondary for our literature class. I do not know the make but it was incredible, we felt like we could be writers 🙂

      2. You could buy Vintage typewriters here at Estate Sales, Garage Sales, specialty shops & of course online

        Back in High School all girls and some boys had to take type writing classes. Just in my generation I’ve used manual typewriters, electric ones then finally in the mid-80s the PC made it’s debut. With new technology comes new changes.

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