What is the name of the poem in the movie "The Railway Man"?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    It's not a published poem. Eric Lomax says he thought it up in a moment of delirium.

    “At the beginning of time the clock struck one

    Then dropped the dew and the clock struck two

    From the dew grew a tree and the clock struck three

    The tree made a door and the clock struck four

    Man came alive and the clock struck five

    Count not, waste not the years on the clock

    Behold I stand at the door and knock.” Eric Lomax

    Source(s): The Railway Man, by Eric Lomax (p. 174)
  • 4 years ago

    The poem in the movie is not "The Clock Struck One" by Trudy Harris. That's a children's poem/book.

  • 4 years ago

    There are 22 Hebrew letters. Revelation has 22 chapters. Chapter 4 would literally mean, A door. Revelation 4, Behold a door was opened up in heaven. It s hard to imagine somebody just thought it up when it looks so much like a reference to the 4th Hebrew letter in reference to the 4th chapter of Revelation where a door is opened up.

  • 3 years ago

    Eric Lomax

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  • 6 years ago

    Thank you for the words. The title per the movie credits is "The Clock of Man."

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