Visionary Children In The Poems Of Thomas Traherne
Venue: Redwing Gallery
Traherne, with his radical insight into the uncharted waters of a child’s mind, took 17th century poetry to a new level.
This is a talk on the urgent need for so-called superior adults to recapture the inspired child’s vision of the universe.
The 17th century mystical poet Thomas Traherne, largely unknown until the early 2oth century, rediscovered through a series of extraordinary accidents, wrote the first really convincing descriptions in English literature of what it is like to be a child.