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:

RaeAbigael said...

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

Cloudia said...

if we follow you we can ace Jeopardy!



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Anita said...

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Emmylou said...

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.

DEZMOND said...

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

Christine said...

never knew that or had forgotten.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

I think Milton wrote a famous sonnet about his blindness.

Pat Hatt said...

Don't need to see to write great I guess

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

ops I didn't know him!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Margaret D said...

That's interesting.

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Z@KickingKilos said...

Had no clue! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mama Zen said...

I didn't know that!

FilipBlog said...

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

Greetings,
Filip

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I had no idea. Interesting fact.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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