Sleeper, rise thou up, and fast!
Once again upon the past
And the future fix thy gaze;
Thou must think on other ways.

Love bath laid his heavy load
On Time’s saddle to the road:
Art thou lover? In thy need
Eve and dawn must be thy steed.

Elder said, "This world below
In no certain gait doth go;
We must close out eyes, nor care
What is foul herein, or fair.

"If, the world being wholly spurned,
Unto Him thy mind is turned,
First of all the things to do Is thy own life to forgo."

"Ah, within my heart", said I,
"Yet unbroken idols lie":
"Then this temple", answered he,
"Must be shattered utterly !"