[Milton-L] BBC and Milton's lost poem COSMOS

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Thu Dec 11 09:20:44 EST 2008

.>   So, the fact that Milton is not popular in American
>   culture, a culture that esteems Madonna and Paris
>   Hilton and has never heard of Isamu Noguchi, then we
>   should not be surprised...or even dismayed. I
>   personally do not long to be admired by the  Jerry
>   Springer crowd.

So - point me to a country that does NOT have silly popular culture?

On most Tuesdays I participate in a text study group of local pastors from a variety of denominatins - we chew over and reflect on the lectionary readings two Sundays ahead. [ie, on Tues the 9th we did the redings for 21 December].  

As we wound up the session, one of those present - not me, BTW - reminded us that it was JM's birthday, and recited the opening of the Nativity Ode. Everyone present had something informed and interesting to say. So it's not ALL a cultural desert.

Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU, ret.
JMU Safe Zones supporter
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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