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Best Sundial Poems

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Premium Member The Wisdom of the Sundial
I only tell of sunny hours...
for they are all I know.
To speak of winds, I would be vain
to guess which way they blow.

I will not...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, wisdom,
Form: Personification


I only tell of sunny hours historically,
And go back to when I was built, 
Fifty years before Christ was born,

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Categories: sundial, pride,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Sundial Bridge
Ordinary words cannot express the glimpse, this strange eclipse of wonder
Driving over hills, just north of home, it captures first my curiosity
Amid the landlocked green...

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Categories: sundial, art, dedicationgreen,
Form: ekphrasis

I only tell of sunny hours...
The cheerful makings of memories
Cloudy bouts to be forgotten
Nights meant for relaxation
Each a designated pause between
Sunfilled enjoyment and adventures
I only...

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Categories: sundial, appreciation, happiness, joy, life, sun, uplifting,
Form: Personification
Love's Sundial
The great circle dawning light have given past, 
Cockcrows, birds chirping, life springs, into new beauty.
Noon, o how it warmed the humid fill air fast;

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Categories: sundial, death, life, love,
Form: Rhyme

Harpoon rays melt from the sun,
A fiery furnace in the sky;
A shadow rounds the sundial,
the nonexistent hand tells the time;
It has circled into the abyss,

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Categories: sundial, time, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Rusty metal clock 
Measures shadows on a face
With tactile numbers.

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Categories: sundial, time
Form: Haiku
Time Will Tell

I only tell of sunny hours...

We are not so different
you and I,
though your stone face
can never last.

In time
how much more telling,
are the shadows
that we cast.



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Categories: sundial, introspection, time,
Form: Personification
Winding Our Way Through Time
The rising sun marks break of day
Its zenith, we call noon.
Its setting brings the evening chill
And ushers in the moon.

The sundial charts its burning rays.

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Autumn Arrival
   as the rain falls in tiny droplets on the ground
   and the breeze is wafting scents of petrichor,

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, autumn, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Only Tell Of Sunny Hours

I only tell of sunny hours...

For beneath the moon I cower.

Not for I the dark of night,

But visit me in bright sunlight.

Then watch the shadows...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, sun, time,
Form: Personification
Premium Member feral cats and gods
We've a short time to make it
to the top
to climb the neck bones of our god
a short time to scribe, knead, travel, paint, 
crash land...

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Categories: sundial, analogy, life,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member A Maryland Summer
Our Robin’s nest on twenty-eighth bayside,
strung like the Kite’s Loft display.
Free and now flowed with the tide,
as we watched the sunrise of each day.

Center courts...

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Categories: sundial, beach, beauty, drink, friendship, lust, memory,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Chasing Shadows

An old sundial awaits
Sol's kiss of glistening gold.
And aligned with the north star
its gnomon, stabs at the cold.

Tarnished and weather-beaten
it waits for day to come...

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Categories: sundial, fantasy, feelings, imagery, imagination, metaphor, time,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member free
 o man amen club soda you taste good at two in the morning
i am going back to my dreams and tomorrow earl gray
or I'll...

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Categories: sundial, cinderella,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member evening light
evening light
is low toward the sundial
he feels mellow

Oct 18, 2013 cghjr...

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Categories: sundial, people,
Form: Haiku
And you explore me-
to the limits of enchantment.
As I was-
dying in a nonfiction.

Half brothers-
were moving like pincers
to catch a pen
like a little solidier.

Sad little god...

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Categories: sundial, art,
Form: ABC
A clock hand
And if you
And if me
Under the sun
(to measure our shadows)
My heart
Would be a straight
hand of a clock


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Categories: sundial, love
Form: Free verse
Actions speak louder than words
Symbols cluster to form your speech 
As sprinkled emotions find their seat
Like echoes ricochet off hallowed halls
Resonate an evidence of a tangible fall

Oh mighty words

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Categories: sundial, faith, love, words,
Form: Quatrain
Memento Mori
Prompt: Sundial

Stone keeper
of time so frail,
Gazes over gardens,
by pretentious people
Longing to lengthen living.
Time trickling away,
The truth shall stay.

Superior shrine of ages
past periods
when legends had long	lost...

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© Holly King  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, death, lifetime, truth,
Form: Free verse
Beauty's Twin
A pendulum is but a slave of time:
What its trapped spirit wants is hidden where
The folding waves can find a friendly clime,
Far from the bloody...

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Categories: sundial, mythology, time,
Form: Rhyme
Love, Finite
That hidden glade beyond the 
Where the sun don't shine and 
time doesn't cease
My eternal pyre burns for you
The apple ripens therein too
Borne with care,...

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© Dylan Wong  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sundial, love
Form: Couplet
A Thunderous Silence
Her memories had her waiting
for his oft' tardy appearance,
and in her patient time
perhaps wondering,
"Has he ever noticed the scar
below my kneecap?"
His litany of lateness'
was covered...

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Categories: sundial, dedication, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
The deep and sonorous voice of
his defeatist self-talk was paternal,
and torturous, 
reinforcing the force fed message,
"There is no happiness,
only gradients of misery,"
leaving him indifferent to...

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Categories: sundial, introspection, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Wanted: Queen of Stars

A practicing hermit comes ‘board the train— 
"Faux Pas Degenerate’s the name."
The sundial dust of a spider 
on silken words retires; 
Easy now with walking...

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Categories: sundial, beauty, fate, fear, surreal,
Form: Dramatic monologue