Monday, July 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Blind Poet

John Milton is considered one of the greatest poets of all-time, with his greatest work Paradise Lost cementing his legacy. Though as a poet he suffered the handicap of poor vision, and by the time he wrote Paradise Lost he was completely blind. 

18 comments:

  1. it's so nice to know how some people can extraordinarily touch lives despite being handicapped

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  2. if we follow you we can ace Jeopardy!



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  3. lovely blog :)
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  4. LOL on that Jeopardy comment:D
    And I haven't read Paradise Lost completely, but have read some of his other work. Milton is amazing.

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  5. and you go blind when you try to read PARADISE LOST.....

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  6. never knew that or had forgotten.

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  7. This is totally new for me. I just knew his work but nothing about him. Kisses:)

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  8. I think Milton wrote a famous sonnet about his blindness.

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  9. Don't need to see to write great I guess

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  10. That's the great thing about words, they can paint their own picture. No external vision required.

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  11. Pity I new such story with a soviet writer which wrote How steel was tempered
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  12. Had no clue! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Would it have been an advantage for him, less eye sight more feeling?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. Very interesting. Though it doesn't surprise me that he wrote it after blindness set in. Some great works come from those with handicaps.

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