Time in sun and shadows

Time in sun and shadows

A Poem by An owl on the moon

Time...how it paints the face of the world...




How it paints

The face of the world

Seconds tick-talking

Minutes moving miles

Hours of sun and sea and sky

Days of drifting dreams


Flowing like droplets in a river

Weeks in woven light

Months of moments

Years of yellow moons

Epochs and eras

Past and present


Passing over the clock’s face

Autumn, winter, spring, summer

And then they come again

In ages rhythmical

Through generations untold

Spans of living space


How it passes

Slowly, softly, sweetly

And as time passes

In sun and shadows

May your heart truly know

How I only love you more…

© 2009 An owl on the moon

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Effective line breaks.
Excellent alliteration.

"And then they come again" I would suggest changing to "Only to come again."

The first 3/4 of your piece reads like poetry. The ending, however, reads more like a greeting card or a personal letter to a loved one.

I would suggest, if I may, that to keep the tone of the poem throughout, to replace the reference to loving this one person to a more general reference about love.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Beautiful......well writen poem. I like flow and rhythm of poem.

Slowly, softly, sweetly
And as time passes
In sun and shadows
May your heart truly know
How I only love you more…

Love transcends time and it is comforting !

Posted 13 Years Ago

It was a refreshing thing to see a poem I liked for once.It was great

Posted 14 Years Ago

Beautiful - What a picture you present with your work - Time flowing like droplets in a river - This is my favorite line - Thanks for sharing your lovely picture.

Posted 14 Years Ago

WAW....fantastic work involving the seasons with time and Love. How very romantic and clever. Thanks again my friend.
Babsie Bee xx

Posted 14 Years Ago

Absolutely stunning! The imagery of the first two stanzas had me lost in my own little world imagining it. I love the end the most... Love for someone grows with time and sometimes never stops. Fantastic as always :]

Posted 14 Years Ago

Yes, beautifully Written

Posted 14 Years Ago

As always, beautiful :]

Posted 14 Years Ago

A beautiful write, brother.

My favorite lines:

"Weeks in woven light
Months of moments
Years of yellow moons"

Posted 14 Years Ago

really good! it's awesome to see how you can compare things in poetry, it's like this whole poem is a metaphor comparing time to the world. and each simile inside the poem builds up the metaphor of the entire thing. nice write, keep it up!

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on July 22, 2009
Last Updated on July 23, 2009


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