Visiting Milton

Paradise Lost

Yes the poem/course you dreaded in college can be read to great effect for one's own pleasure.  It's difficult to imagine or believe--but it really can be done.  And it reminds me that a return to Wordsworth is in order so that I can move on to The Ring and the Book or something Like Comus: A Masque which gives us these lovely lines:

  Listen where thou art sitting 
Under the glassie, cool, translucent wave, 
  In twisted braids of Lillies knitting 
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair,


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