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Poems for Doubting Thomas | Barn Church Kew

This morning’s Gospel reading has inspired many works of art and literature: we can all identify easily with Thomas’s initial response to the message of the resurrection.  Here are some poems which have a particular relevance to this week’s Gospel.

Jane Hirshfield, ‘A hand’

https://poets.org/poem/hand

John Keats, ‘This living hand’

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50375/this-living-hand-now-warm-and-capable

And one for the NHS from Michael Rosen:

Walt Whitman, ‘Of the terrible doubt of appearances’ 

https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1881/poems/52

George Herbert, ‘The collar’ 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44360/the-collar

And a prayer from St Theresa of Avila: 

http://jesuitinstitute.org/Pages/JPP/8%20Intentional%20Prophetic/Prophetic%202%20(Christ%20has%20no%20hands%20but%20yours).pdf