[Taste and see that the Lord is good.]
Should I in activity seek you
Through means of my own doing
Or should I sit in stillness true
And let you do the pursuing?
Should I strain to hear your psalm
Above this age’s anxious din
Or resign myself from the calm
Of hearing your whispering within?
Should I pray with plastic beads
Until my heart and hands are sore
Or perform dry monastic deeds?
Don’t you vain rituals abhor?
Then answered the Desert Fathers,
“Fuge, tace et quiesce.” 
And gone were the petty pothers
Which had led me so astray.
 “Flee, be silent and rest.”