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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."

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PJ Harvey stopped half way through her Glastonbury set this weekend to give a powerful speech about the EU Referendum.

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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".

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Harvey told the crowd midway through her set at Down the Rabbit Hole: "Today has been a very strange for a lot of us here, and I would like to share with you a piece that was written by the English poet John Donne in 1624."

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.

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And the poem obviously meant a lot to her as she later read it again during her set on The Other Stage on Sunday.

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