I'm wondering if anyone can help me with For Whom The Bell Tolls.
There is only a long version of the poem on this site and I'd like to find the words for the shorter one. Does anyone know them? I was in St Pauls Cathedral last week which is where I saw the shorter poem. It starts with No man is an island and ends with Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.
It's a long prose piece, sometimes printed as if it were a poem.
You can read the whole thing at:
The "short version" is just an excerpt from it:
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 if a manor of thy friend's 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.
YOU MAY ALSO have seen "shorter versions" that are actually adaptations. There's at least one SONG LYRIC based on this essay ("Devotions" #17). The one I sang in high school started this way:
No man is an island
No man stands alone
Each man's joy is joy to me
Each man's grief is my own
We need one another...
Go to this site and scroll down to the paragraph above XVII Expostulation. The piece you want is the first part of that paragraph.