The Traherne Association welcomes you to this site which celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne (c1637 - 1674).

Thomas Traherne: Introductory reading

Much of Traherne’s most appealing writing is to be found in Centuries of Meditations, in his poetry, and in Thanksgivings. Selections from these and other works can be found in:

Allchin, A M (Donald) (ed), Landscapes of Glory: Daily Readings with Thomas Traherne, London, Darton, Longman and Todd 1989
ISBN 978-0232518602  Find out more

Bottrall, Margaret, The Way to Blessedness: Thomas Traherne’s Christian Ethicks, London, The Faith Press 1962
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Bradford, Alan, Selected Poems and Prose, London, Penguin Books 1991
ISBN 978-0140445435  Find out more

Buresh, David (ed), Waking Up in Heaven: A Contemporary Edition of Centuries of Meditation, Spencerville, MD, Hesed Press 2002
ISBN 978-0972160216  Find out more  |  Read notes

Davis, Dick (ed), Thomas Traherne: Selected Writings, Manchester, Fyfield Press, Carcanet Press 1980 (reissued)
ISBN 978-0856352314  Find out more

Dobell, Bertram (ed) and Anonymous (introduction), Thomas Traherne: Centuries of Meditations, Brook, Godalming, Shrine of Wisdom 2002
ISBN 978-0900664199  Find out more  |  Read notes

Inge, Denise, Thomas Traherne: Poetry and Prose, London, SPCK 2002
ISBN 978-0281054688  Find out more

Inge, Denise, Happiness and Holiness: Thomas Traherne and his Writings, Norwich, Canterbury Press 2008
ISBN 978-1853117893  Find out more