A poem on Renunciation by a Monk of New Clairvaux
The Relentless Tock
"Tick-Tock", says the Clock,
"Go and Do what you Ought!"
Stop! A new thought:
Is this the Gospel I was taught?
Is this what God has wrought?
To be a slave to the relentless tock?
I cast down the idol of the Clock!
God Alone be my peace, portion and my lot!
--A monk of New Clairvaux