poem lover : Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race,
Cal...: Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet's pace; An...
First of all, I read the poem thoroughly. I thought this poem was very interesting. All that I comprehended from this poem was that the author was talking about time. It was not until I read Eugene's commentary that I understanded more about what the author was trying to express.
From my understanding, the poem had a lot to do with the time period it was written in. The author had Christian beliefs, which made him include his beliefs about heaven and afterlife.
A very interesting part time in this poem is when the author says, " Fly, envious Time." This phrase says alot is so few words. The author is saying that Time is envious. Like Eugene, the author may have intended for the Time to be envious of us. Time goes away and after that it all ends. But, according to John Milton, humans have some special place to go after death comes. Humans go to heaven where Time never ends and everything is peaceful.