The Brexit vote is still very fresh and many artists have reacted to it, like the always politically active PJ Harvey. During her performance at Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, June 24th, she stopped to make the following comment: ‘Today has been a very strange day for a lot of us here’. Then she started reading John Donne’s 1624 poem ‘No Man Is an Island’.
No Man Is An Island – John Donne
‘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’.
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