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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’


John Keats, ‘This living hand’


And one for the NHS from Michael Rosen:

Walt Whitman, ‘Of the terrible doubt of appearances’ 


George Herbert, ‘The collar’ 


And a prayer from St Theresa of Avila: