Henry Van Dyke

10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania

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.
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