Visionary Children In The Poems Of Thomas Traherne

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

Visionary Children In The Poems Of Thomas Traherne

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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.