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I AM A PROUD GREEK SUNDIAL

I AM A PROUD GREEK SUNDIAL

I only tell of sunny hours historically,
And go back to when I was built, 
Fifty years before Christ was born,
Have been renovated and rebuilt!

My name is Tower of the Winds,
I live in Agora, Athens Greece,
I live at the summit, on top,
Tell time and season, quite an eyepiece

Lord Elgin attempted to remove me from
Greece and take me to Britain but failed,
But I the sundial perched high above,
Stand proud as Elgin’s actions were curtailed!

Entered into sundial wisdom poetry contest 12/2/2019

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Date: 2/20/2019 3:17:00 AM
Hi Jennifer, You have penned such a graceful and historical piece. Well done, I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/20/2019 3:52:00 AM
Tx Alexis, On my next trip to Greece definitely want to visit - have heard and read so much about it. Poetry hugs, Jennifer
Date: 2/17/2019 10:30:00 PM
Full of elegance and history, gracefully shared, good luck in the contest!
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Date: 2/18/2019 10:03:00 AM
Thanks Michelle - history is a fascination for me and my poetic tendencies often indicate this - a lovely comment Michelle, Poetry hugs, Jennifer
Date: 2/15/2019 10:13:00 AM
Hi Jennifer, this is such an excellent write. Your personification shines within this wonderful sundial write. I have also learned some interesting, historical facts. A fave. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 2/15/2019 10:42:00 AM
Thank-you Mike, also had to use google to confirm one or two historical facts - glad you enjoyed, sundials are such fun and historically fascinating! A great comment, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/14/2019 1:06:00 PM
SUPERB, Jennifer! Janice
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Date: 2/15/2019 12:01:00 AM
Thank-you Janice, your comment and visit mean a lot to me! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/13/2019 4:57:00 PM
Very nicely penned Jennifer..Best wishes..
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Date: 2/13/2019 11:40:00 PM
Thank-you Joseph, happy you enjoyed the poem. Poetry wishes, Jennifer.
Date: 2/13/2019 4:30:00 PM
Thank you I am honored that you chose to share my poem, I teach a class called "Healing through guided imagery." I ran it at my local library and it was a great success, Love to you dear poet, breathe and be well xo
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Date: 2/13/2019 11:26:00 PM
Pity we are separated by a large expanse of water - I would definitely be attending your classes. Have a great and blessed day Pixie Dust, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/13/2019 4:29:00 PM
I like this one, had to "fav"; good luck in the contest.
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Date: 2/13/2019 11:38:00 PM
Glad you chose my poem as a "fav" MLK and that you enjoyed it. I am fascinated by sundials. Poetry hugs, Jennife.
Date: 2/13/2019 2:35:00 PM
This is such a well written personification poem. Educational for me as I didn't know the history you speak of. My best wishes for a TOP win for you, Jennifer.
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Date: 2/13/2019 11:23:00 PM
Thank-you Vijay, I have seen another sundial in the Agora, which I could find no information on so, opted to write about this very famous one which I hope to see on our next trip to Greece. That would be nice if it does, tx. for your good wishes Vijay. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 11:48:00 PM
I love sundials, and the history behind them, Nice write dear Jennifer.
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:30:00 AM
Thank you Pixie Dust , there are several fellow soupers that I regard as good karma when the visit, you are one of them! Take care, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 10:15:00 PM
A historical write for sure, Jennifer. Well done dear friend. Charlie
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:28:00 AM
Yes definitely historical, can watch National Geographic for hours with its Nature and Historical features. Thank you for your comment Charles, it is really lovely to have you visit! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 6:08:00 PM
Your sundial has a history, and a life of her own. Well done indeed Jennifer!
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:17:00 AM
Hi Careen, Glad you used the female tense, more often than not it is 'he'. Thank you Caren, what I read, said it was 50 BC but it could even be more, perhaps they say 200 but wrote 50 BC as it was mentioned far more often. Thank-you for your lovely comment, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 3:51:00 PM
Liked your verse, in the days of the empire England stole a lot of things and rightly so should give things back. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:21:00 AM
Hi Tom, Lord Elgin took marble from the Parthenon, but didn't get it right with the Tower of the Winds. A magnificent looking building which I hope to see one day. Thank-you for all your lovely comments, Tom Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 2:55:00 PM
mighty emblem for all time, jen... so well expressed with historical value... huggs
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Date: 2/13/2019 12:02:00 AM
This is a complete weather station, but the sundial is on top. This was closed to the public for 200 years and in 2011 (I think that's right) they began major renovations and it was completed and reopened to the public in August 2016 (know this is right) - have not visited it yet but intend to on my next visit. Thank-you for your lovely comment Nette. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/12/2019 12:27:00 PM
- A beautiful sundial you are ... and how smartly invented ... you have reason to be proud :) - Excellent written, Jennifer ... best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/12/2019 11:51:00 PM
You put a smile on my dial when I saw your visit Sunshine Smile. You have an aura about you! There is also another sundial on the ground outside a small cafe in the same area but I wanted this to be true and not fiction, I couldn't find the information anywhere and it is years since i visited the smaller plainer one. Thank you for your kind comment, hold thumbs Anne-Lise! poetry hugs, Jennifer. Jennifer