Tag: Thomas Traherne

Literature

‘Walking’: A Poem by Thomas Traherne

In terms of having the longest wait for a posthumous poetic reputation to begin, the seventeenth-century poet Thomas Traherne (c. 1637-74) may take first prize. Over a century before Romanticism, Traherne describes how walking amongst nature can provide us with an appreciation of the beauty all around us. But Traherne’s […]

Literature

A Very Short Biography of Thomas Traherne

An introduction to the life of a curious poet It’s not often that a poet only achieves real renown after his death: Gerard Manley Hopkins is one such example, with much of his poetry only seeing publication nearly thirty years after his death. But in terms of having the longest […]