Themes in On His Blindness

Themes Examples in On His Blindness:

Text of the Poem 1

"They also serve who only stand and wait...."   (Text of the Poem)

Patience reminds the speaker that God is like a king and has many servants across the world to do his bidding. Some ride over land and ocean carrying out His will, but others simply need to serve him by waiting. Patience relieves the speaker’s anxiety by telling him that it is acceptable to wait for divine inspiration to tell him what God wants him to do.