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Premium Member Natures Gift
The beauty of nature follows us 
Wherever we go... here, there, high and low
Through sundials of time, places and circumstances
As changes sweep through our intricate lives,
The gift of nature trails behind and with us
Wherever we go or whatever we are...Read More
Categories: sundials, beauty, nature, peace,
Form: Free verse

Rilke Translations I
Archaic Torso of Apollo
by Rainer Maria Rilke
translation by Michael R. Burch

We cannot know the beheaded god
nor his eyes' forfeited visions. But still
the figure's trunk glows with the strange vitality
of a lamp lit from within, while his composed will
emanates dynamism. Otherwise
the...Read More
Categories: sundials, tribute,
Form: Verse
Rilke Translation: Autumn Day
Autumn Day
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Lord, it is time. Let the immense summer go.
Lay your long shadows over the sundials
and over the meadows, let the free winds blow.
Command the late fruits to fatten and shine;
O, grant...Read More
Categories: sundials, autumn, leaving, time,
Form: Sonnet
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: sundials, sun, wisdom,
Form: Personification
Obscured sundials lie
Our garden desecrated
Stray towards calm waters
...Read More
Categories: sundials, mystery, nature,
Form: Haiku

A Meadow's Sanctuary
© 2010 (Jim Sularz)

A morning meadow - tall, red-yellow speckled,
now, humbled low by the wind.

Conifer sundials – mirrored shadows, slowly stretching, dancing, and then diminishing - along blurred edges of a lush, flowing sea.

Feathered, high flying eagles soar, circling small...Read More
Categories: sundials, inspirational, nature, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Pocket Watch 1
Tracking time has changed throughout the years
Improving how hours, minutes, seconds appear 
Sundials, hourglasses, pendulums and more
Wall, wrist, mantle, waterproof - clocks galore

There is a certain beauty to time hanging from a chain
A charm of steady ticking from a wound-up...Read More
Categories: sundials, culture, family, father son, grandparents, history, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Sunlit curly blond hair, icy blue eyes 
Horse shoe crabs, sundials, cloudless skies
Rolling Stones, Dean Koontz and Mathematics 
treasure hunting, pizza nights, schematics 
fossils, meteors, tulips, strawberries
complex creation physics and theories
Sea breezes, ponies, quiet dreams 
Plotting and planning your life...Read More
Categories: sundials, friendship, love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Anyone who wants to fight me all the time
"Anyone who wants to fight me all the time"
committee meetings, board meetings.
Facing death was how they knew they were alive
or was it more about allocating resources
like yr Dad said.
It's hard to step outside what yr DNA tells you to do.
Nice...Read More
Categories: sundials, class, dad, evil, light, love, time, violence,
Form: Verse
It is ceaseless and silent and governs all—
Everything on earth and what is in space.
It orders the seasons and leaves that fall
And it etches furrows on the human face.

Of what occurs in its domain it is aloof,
Though masses in a...Read More
Categories: sundials, life,
Form: Rhyme


sundials, water clocks
known relics of past time
timers supplant the hourglass

“I-phones put the wristwatch on hold.”

revised June 21, 2014, Spring Equinox. 
...Read More
Categories: sundials, time,
Form: Verse
attending the now
rain drops due cause the dew thickens
 in the morn light barely flicking, misting
crickets stop in thickets and listen
stillness of the moment sundials ticking
presence of the motion constantly spoken
loads of odes a la mode  left open
soaked in a coat...Read More
Categories: sundials, allegory, devotion, hope, nature, on writing and
Form: Rhyme
The Epic Rebirth
Fireflies beacons, nomad, I quest
Thrusting dagger deep into night
Afterglow, apparitions that fest
Dancing in the wake, and they fade away, when pulling out the knife

Forlorn my laden soul, it is a walking corpse
Stride I, battle broken and weary worn… betwixt these...Read More
Categories: sundials, adventure, inspirational, philosophy,
Form: Epic
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 life.
Casting contorted shadows from its path,
The renewed sun shall laugh; last.

bemused, gather, bustle
past, ignoring...Read More
Categories: sundials, death, lifetime, truth,
Form: Free verse
In time's signature
Pendulums swing,

presences in moments tick

rhythms persevere

reverberating emotions tingle

soul pressure surges

sundials dance in resonance to sunrise

a captain's badge drops

memories unfurl as tomorrow glides on fragments of the present

while today remains clouded in visions of tomorrow

soaring with the wind in whistles and...Read More
Categories: sundials, on writing and words
Form: I do not know?
She sells Suicide
She sells suicide in the mirror i see
by the seashore dark lady
how i adore her
arch angel say it if you want
that whore its allright
she sells herself black magic
by twelve
arms open wide laugh
and i know i got a knew flame
im gonna...Read More
Categories: sundials, angst, depression, introspection, life, love, me, angel,
Form: Free verse
your eyes burn brighter than the stars
no force of gravity could pull as strong
or fall as hard as I
transfixed and made to gaze
on sundials keeping tabs and time
I would make the planets realign
eclipsing, shutting out the sun
I would plunge the...Read More
Categories: sundials, love,
Form: I do not know?