Sunday, September 11, 2011

For Whom the Bell Tolls...

This is my most favorite poem by British author, John Donne. I wanted to share it in honor of the 10th anniversary of September 11.

This was from my visit to Ground Zero in New York City in 2007

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.

What the skyline looked like in 2007

Ground Zero in 2007


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