The Sun-Dial At Wells College

The shadow by my finger cast
Divides the future from the past:
Before it, sleeps the unborn hour
In darkness, and beyond thy power:
Behind its unreturning line,
The vanished hour, no longer thine:
One hour alone is in thy hands,--
The NOW on which the shadow stands.

by Henry Van Dyke

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Dear PoemHunter, Perhaps you've incorrectly attributed this wondrous poem. The same verse is ascribed to an Author Unknown on the plaque accompanying a sundial which has inspired students passing by the Whitin Observatory at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA since 1899. References: http: //