Monday, 10 October 2011

It's been a year ...

since a colleague passed away.

For whom the bell tolls

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.

(a poem (No man is an island) by John Donne)

5 comments:

  1. I've always loved that poem, it's a fitting reminder of your friend

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  2. It's really scarey how fast a year passes by. And sad that people you have known are no longer here. One of my colleagues passed away just after I finished work, he was so looking forward to his retirement, doesn't seem fair really. Nice of you to dedicate a post for your colleague.

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  3. What a beautiful poem, a very fitting tribute.

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