Tag Archives: John Donne

Batter My Heart

As a teenager, I stumbled upon the poet, John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and instantly identified with his passions, longings, and failings (“no man is an island…”). I still do. Yesterday, thanks to a smart, soulful teenager who blogs … Continue reading

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Diminished

“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 … Continue reading

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