Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For Whom the Bell Tolls - John Donne

ESO Students,

We are sure some of you have heard of this famous, inspirational poem by John Donne, For Whom the Bell Tolls... Donne wrote this poem while recovering from a serious illness and this particular quote is taken from Meditation XVII in his book Devotions of Emergent Occasions.This passage was made famous after Ernest Hemingway used ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ as the title for one of his most acclaimed novels.

Today we would like to offer you the version by brilliant artist Gavin Aung Than, who has used the poem as a tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013), a guitarist and one of the founding members of the metal band Slayer. He recently passed away due to cirrhosis of the liver.

Click here to enlarge the image.

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