No Man is an Island, by John Donne, 1624

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No Man is an Island, by John Donne, 1624
The south pacific rendition of John Donne’s “No Man is an Island”
An Entire Island for me

No Man is an Island, by John Donne, 1624

No Man is an Island, by John Donne, 1624

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 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.

The south pacific rendition of John Donne’s “No Man is an Island”

An Entire Island for me

In these times, any man who is not on an island,
entire of itself
who remains a piece of a continent or a part of the main,
he will become a clod that will be washed away by the sea of his own humanity.
Europe, America is becoming the less as well as they lose their promontory,
as well, as thy friends or thine own were warned,
every man’s death for not listening to me is not my reward you see
because I am involved in mankind
and therefore know whom the bell told that we’ve been sold,
I told you so.

Robert Bryce