A clod is washed away

… if a clod is washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less …

Thus wrote John Donne in his Meditation 17 (‘No man is an island entire of itself’), nearly 400 years ago.  How prescient he was.

Today at 11pm that clod is washed away.  Europe may be the less—but we are even more so.  What a clod we are!


Seven Sisters, East Sussex

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I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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2 Responses to A clod is washed away

  1. John Bainbridge says:

    Absolutely. Th mugs who voted for this have been well and truly Donne!

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