NATO’s Peace Delivery–For Whom the Bell Tolls

POETRY FORMAT, 2 Jan 2023

John Donne – TRANSCEND Media Service

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

NATO Peace Delivery

For Whom the Bell Tolls

By John Donne

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 manor 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.

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This poem is in the public domain.

John Donne was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a recusant family, who later became a cleric in the Church of England. Under royal patronage, he was made Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. He is considered the preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets.


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