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Spring Forward
Bob Kimberly


A robin high in a tree
is announcing his presence
to anyone who will listen.
Buds are starting to thicken
on leafless limbs.
Daffodils are blooming
along the road,
as days grow longer
stealing minutes from nights.
We'll soon pass
the Vernal Equinox, and
Daylight Savings time
is here again, but
does transferring an hour
from mornings to evenings
really save any time
as we spring forward?

© by Bob Kimberly.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Bob Kimberly is living in Excelsior, Minnesota after 54 years in Bellevue, Washington where he worked and ran a horse farm with his wife. Bob loved poetry growing up and in school, but didn't really do any writing until after he retired and joined a creative writing class. Although he writes mainly for himself, he has self-published four collections of poems and numerous chapbooks used as Christmas presents for family and friends. His poems have also been published in a variety of journals.



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Interesting concept. No I felt the day was just a day, 24 hours long or short if you see it that way!
Posted 03/18/2019 09:29 PM
Lori Levy:
Good question!
Posted 03/18/2019 02:17 PM
Good question, to which the answer is NO! Other than having more daylight when seniors want to drive, or, as a friend told me, "more daylight when I am awake," it'sa shell game. I want ys to adjust our lives to sun time, rather than adjusting the clock to suit ourselves. Be real, folks! Clever poem. Glad Bob took up writing poetry.
Posted 03/18/2019 12:51 PM

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