When I Consider How My Light Is Spent (On His Blindness)

John Milton, read by Helen Dunmore


When I Consider How My Light Is Spent (On His Blindness)

John Milton, read by Helen Dunmore


Poem introduction

In this Petrarchan sonnet Milton talks about his blindness and refers to the Parable of the Talents, as he does in Paradise Lost, the sense of the unknowable-ness of God’s will, the lack of a full revelation and the need for submission but nevertheless it remains an achingly personal poem.

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