Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ringing in the New Year and Closing the Door on 2017...

Last few hours of the year 2017! Here is another work of the street artist Levalet, brightening an alleyway entrance with a trompe-l'œil piece. The large bell that is painted at the end of the wall surface reminded me of the poem of John Donne (1572 – 1631) - For Whom the Bell Tolls 

                       No man is an island,
                       Entire of itself.
                       Each 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 thine own
                       Or of thine friend's were.
                       Each man's death diminishes me,
                       For I am involved in mankind.
                       Therefore, send not to know
                       For whom the bell tolls,
                       It tolls for thee.

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