For whom the bell tolls or just a vintage wood frame chandelier. I’m a big fan of the poem No Man is an Island but I have to choose this chandelier. It may not be as inspiring as the poem but it sure adds a whole lot of vintage charm and architectural interest to your space. Maybe I could read the poem while sitting beneath the light of the chandelier.
Vintage Wood Frame Chandelier
For whom the bell tolls is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published back in 1940. It’s considered to be one of his best works along with The Old Man and the Sea. It’s about a young American in the International Brigades during the Spanish War that is assigned to blow up a bridge in the city of Segovia. But the title of the book is taken from John Donne’s series of meditations and prayers on health, pain and sickness. Written while Donne was recovering from a near fatal illness. It goes like this.
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 thine own or of thine friend’s were. Each man diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee. I think this poem speaks for itself and will leave it up for interpretation. After all, it’s lasted this long.