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Re: For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted by David FG on March 12, 2010 at 18:06

In Reply to: Re: For Whom The Bell Tolls posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 12, 2010 at 16:09:

: : Does anyone know who first put John Donne's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" into sonnet form?

: I can't imagine how you would put that paragraph from a sermon into sonnet form! Can you post a link to this? (VSD)

It is a poem - by John Donne.

Here:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each 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 manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

DFG