Saturday, 31 January 2009

JOHN MILTON, excerpt from his invocation to his muse

John Milton, 
Paradise Lost, 
Book 1, lines 17-23 of the 1667 version...

And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer 
Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, 
Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first 
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread 
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss 
And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark 
Illumine, what is low raise and support; 

I am humbled to be asked to join your team, Elaine Erig.
I will not post often; this is your blog. 
And I will contribute.
Thank you very much.

I am honoured.