april 30 - the sun had not yet risen.
may 2 - the sun rose higher
may 4 - the sun rose
may 6 - the sun, risen, no longer couched on a green mattress darting a fitful glance through watery jewels, bared its face and looked straight over the waves.
may 8 - the sun had risen to its full height.
may 10 - the sun no longer stood in the middle of the sky.
may 12 - the sun had now sunk lower in the sky.
may 14 - the sun was sinking.
may 16 - now the sun had sunk.
may 18 (ongoing) - the waves broke on the shore.