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No man is an island

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…

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As We Melt, Let's Make No Noise - Poetry for a Pisces Mercury Sandwich

One of my favorite poems which inspired my favorite band to make the lilting work of somber aural ecstasy linked at the bottom of this post. 265 altre parole

“It’s not just about economics, it’s about the community.” Is a local currency really the answer to the ever-declining high street?

Kingston has recently joined the country’s greats, Brixton and Bristol, with its implementation of a local pound as a means to benefit the local area. 601 altre parole


Achsah Guibbory’s return to John Donne

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It is, Achsah Guibbory says, an exciting time in Donne Studies. In the last decade, a great number of publications focusing on the English poet have materialised, with much critical attention paid to the production of new scholarly editions of Donne for the twenty-first century. 293 altre parole


On Comparison & The Self

“No man is an island” but “comparison is the thief of joy.” (John Donne & Theodore Roosevelt)

This is not an indictment of comparison. Comparison can offer insight, understanding, and often allows us to gauge the effectiveness of what we do or think which gives us the opportunity to improve. 993 altre parole


Donne, a Poet of Experience

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John Donne, the pioneer of metaphysical poetry, is highly acclaimed for his grandiose and idiosyncratic conceits, his ambivalence concerning love and death, and his excessive reverence to religion. 1.656 altre parole

Reflection On Literature

"Death be not proud...Death,thou shalt die"

As the atmosfear surrounded me, I realized that I was in fact afraid of what I would convince myself.

So, today I took a visit to the cemetery. 369 altre parole