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First Line: The shadow by my finger cast
Last Line: The now on which the shadow stands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Sundials; Time


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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