PJ Harvey Summed Up How Many People Feel About Brexit With A Powerful Poem At Glastonbury
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main."
PJ Harvey stopped half way through her Glastonbury set this weekend to give a powerful speech about the EU Referendum.
And it was one of the most poignant messages given out of all the acts who have spoken out about the result. She pulled out a poem by John Donne from 1624, called "No Man is an Island".
She then read out the poem without comment. It reads in full:
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 any manner of thy friends 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.