Tuesday, 23 September 2014

London Poetry

LW's Richard III gets the ball rolling on our poetry season…

I recite the following poem on Legal London in the undercroft of the chapel of Lincoln's Inn, said to be the bell referred to.

John Donne was a member of the Inn.

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 any manner 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. 

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Richard III

Richard III, scion of a Lord Mayor of London,  is a writer, actor, director and stand-up comic. And the only London Walks guide to have addressed the United Nations!  

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1 comment:

  1. Love London Walks, love John Donne, but this passage is not one of his poems. It's from a sort of devotional essay, "Meditation 17." Brilliant in any form, of course.