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Sundial Poems

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Autumn
Feeling inside soul of time and weather change
Colder weather arriving and autumn harvest,
Full natural growth and the autumnal equinox glows
Wonderful time for a football game, hometown competitions are best.

Gnomon of the sundial projects a shadow, Harvest Days are here
Garden full...Read More
Categories: sundial, autumn, earth, farm, football, october, thanksgiving day,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member TIME IS ELEMENTARY
The only reason for time
is so that everything
doesn’t happen at once

Albert Einstein

TIME IS ELEMENTARY

swatches of bands, smart
time is elementary;
strapped snug, cosseted
on a small-pale wrist.

coffee fumes and coal
chugging on life’s track.
cuckoo bird on half
and every hour —
oh, why’d it have to...Read More
Categories: sundial, memory, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE SUNDIAL
Sundial
My passion is the silent weather vane
The gambrel brought such sorrow
Much I marveled this roughcast cairn
Eagerly I looked for the lintel

I have dreamed of the clocks
Eagerly I looked for the masonry
It was heterodox
Somewhat louder than the freemasonry
Back into my memories...Read More
Categories: sundial, adventure, analogy, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 'Ancient Clock'
The sundial is a clock of time,
an eternal path of the sun;
and I have one in my garden for fun.
It is not the sort of clock to chime,
for without the sun it is sleeping;
it needs the sunshine to be creeping.
A...Read More
Categories: sundial, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sundial Wisdom
As the sun touches my dial
Warmth becomes me in daylight while
At night I sleep and do not have the time
For the suns smile helps me with time

As this bright light moves around 
Shade tells me the time
My dial is tall...Read More
Categories: sundial, sun,
Form: Personification



Premium Member Ancient Clock
Sundial is a clock of time,
an eternal path of the sun;
have one in my garden for fun.

Is not the sort of clock to chime,
without the sun it is sleeping;
it needs sunshine to be creeping.

A light dance down and dance up...Read More
Categories: sundial, time,
Form: Rhyme
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 try to gauge the rain.
How silly would I look!
The tides? the moon? to plant, or...Read More
Categories: sundial, wisdom,
Form: Personification
My Sundial
I only tell of sunny hours...
For I have found a new direction.
Like the sun shinning on a sundial,
hope follows me whence I travel. 
For its not what life owes me, its what
I owe life.

I've learn that happiness is a direction
and...Read More
Categories: sundial, courage, hope, light, sun,
Form: Personification
Sundial

I only tell of sunny hours while expemplifying gardens in full bloom
a magnet for songing birds that flute and flit  I am none other then
a telling wand with hints of shadow from a sunburst sunny day  

Concentric circles...Read More
Categories: sundial, analogy,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Happy Sundial
The Happy Sundial

I only tell of sunny hours...
My face is never dark or dour.
I make a point of sunlight’s cast 
and smile to see the shadows pass.

I only tell of joyful hours....
Love springtime days with pretty flowers.
I keep my face...Read More
Categories: sundial, sunshine, surreal,
Form: Personification



Solar secrets
I only tell of sunny hours ...
Although dark shadows cast their gloom.
My prototype in ancient times
Stood guard outside a Pharaoh's tomb.
                   ...Read More
Categories: sundial, sun, wisdom,
Form: Personification
OPTIMISTIC PERSPECTIVE
I only tell of sunny hours…
With my radiant optimistic perspective
Instructing humankind to cheer up
As our Creator wakes every one 
To enjoy life to the fullest.

Since I only tell of sunny hours…
I expose to people goodness of light
For them to spend...Read More
Categories: sundial, appreciation, cheer up, christian, encouraging, god, time,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Sundial

I only tell of sunny hours...
          While quartering each day
               In shaded lines or angles
  ...Read More
Categories: sundial, metaphor, sun, time, wisdom,
Form: Personification
Premium Member 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...Read More
Categories: sundial, pride,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Dial Up the Sun
I  only tell of sunny hours...
 where rays of warmth embrace the flowers
 or melt the snow laying upon the lawn;
but these momentary shadows creep quietly soured
 casting light between the trees and fawns
 while industrious humanity, creation's spawn
is...Read More
Categories: sundial, creation, sun,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Sunny Hours
I only tell of sunny hours...
I,Gnomon,
Sundial yeoman;
Suntanned sentinel 
Stand watch,
Shedding tears for unrequited love.
My cooling shadow stalks sun;
Caresses with timely sunscreen
Sweet sundial’s gilt Egyptian face.
Ask me time of day;
“Shadow knows,” I’ll say.
Shadow will not rest
‘Til sun does nest.
...Read More
Categories: sundial, love, sun, time,
Form: Personification
Premium Member My Sundial Oath

I only tell of sunny hours... 
then rest at night along with flowers.
No one will come in dark of night
to read the time I show in light.

I only tell of sunny hours;
the bright sunrise, my surface scours
to make my sundial...Read More
Categories: sundial, time, wisdom,
Form: Personification
I ONLY TELL OF SUNNY HOURS
I only tell of sunny hours...
without her rays heed groans and glowers
She is my essence and like the flowers 
her rays are food my soul devours
Her warmth and light all I desire
I sparkle and shine like a flawless sapphire 

Displaying...Read More
Categories: sundial, appreciation, imagery, joy, sunshine,
Form: Personification
Sundial Wisdom
I only tell of sunny hours
When the Sun bows to bestow me powers
Casting shadow my finger I point
From past to future I serve as the joint.

I move as time turns its pages
Admiring the beautiful world as it ages
Dancing with the...Read More
Categories: sundial, morning, summer, sun, sunset, together, wife, wisdom,
Form: Personification
Premium Member SUNDIAL WISDOM


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 tell of sunny hours...
The ones that are important
So you’ll bite into life with vigor
And treasure...Read More
Categories: sundial, appreciation, happiness, joy, life, sun, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Personification
Sundial
I only tell of sunny hours
The brighter side of life 
The one full of joy and happiness 
And without any strife

I spend my days in sunshine 
My work,  tell the time 

Time is less, utilise it well
By  both,...Read More
Categories: sundial, 12th grade,
Form: Personification
Premium Member SUNDIAL WISDOM
    SUNDIAL WISDOM
                                  ...Read More
Categories: sundial, appreciation, sunshine,
Form: Personification
Premium Member I'm A Sundial
I only tell of sunny hours...
         for I can’t penetrate the dark.
               Light is a weaver of colors,
...Read More
Categories: sundial, 10th grade, fantasy, hyperbole, imagery, imagination, light,
Form: Personification
A Sundial's Purpose
I only tell of Sunny hours...
I have a quiet routine on cloudy days,
I tighten up and bide with Time, inside,
Sip tea and wait until the clouds that hide
Are blown off into infinity; bright rays
Then show the shadow’s tell upon my...Read More
Categories: sundial, day, love, moon, perspective, sun, time,
Form: Personification
Life On Sundial

I only tell of sunny hours…
For me the trail of time disappears
in the depth of darkness at sundown,
but my mind doesn’t harbor any qualm,
I dream drenched in stardust of stellar sky…
I’ll trace the blazing heliacal trail
across another dazzling day.

Let the...Read More
Categories: sundial, analogy, life, sun, time,
Form: Personification