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Saturday 7 April 2012

Carry On Tuesday # 152

Lines on a Clock in Chester Cathedral
When as a child, I laughed and wept,
Time crept.
When as a youth, I dreamt and talked,
Time walked.
When I became a full-grown man,
Time ran.
When older still I daily grew,
Time flew.
Soon I shall find on travelling on-
Time gone.
O Christ, wilt Thou have saved me then?
Henry Twells (1823-1900)
This short poem is in fact untitled and inscribed on the face of a clock in Chester Cathedral, England.