27 May 2009

27 May 2009 Photo: It Tolls For Thee

We had some much needed rain last night, but this morning there has been some filtered sun. At least we got enough rain to water the plants and lawn (which was starting to turn brown). Since it has warmed up, we have been putting out all the lawn and yard decorations/chairs/etc this past weekend and the bells made it to the fence this year since our thermometer that was hanging there broke this winter. In honor of the bells, I recall having to memorize this John Donne poem in high school and it still sticks in my head.

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.

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