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A Poem reflecting the start of Daylight Savings.

By Emma Chizit part 2 - 4 October 2010 11

Daylight wrap

it happens once a year

a time to change gear

daylight savings time

for city people it’s fine

but living on a farm

with a rooster for an alarm

the cows they hold back

’cause they’re still in the sack

the chooks they won’t lay

they’re still in the hay

the dogs in the manger

the cats still with a stranger

so please spare a thought

for those who can’t be taught

and save one for me

I have to get up early

Ema Chizit Part 2

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11 Responses to
A Poem reflecting the start of Daylight Savings.
Marvin_78 11:12 am 06 Oct 10

Bane said :

screaming banshee said :

I honestly do not get why people think DST is so fantastic. If you want more daylight get up an hour earlier. If you want more daylight at the end of the day why not shift the clock by 4 hours and do a proper job of it.

It’s fantastic because it gives an extra hour of light every night, an extra hour of outdoor recreation (even if that entails sitting on a sunny balcony drinking beer). Getting up an hour early is useless since that would be an isolated hour before work. Shifting the clock by 4 hours would result in sunset at midnight and children walking to school in the morning in the dark; one hour is a good balance.

That’s your questions answered…now mine?

DITTO! Couldn’t have said it better myself…

Bane 8:27 am 06 Oct 10

screaming banshee said :

I honestly do not get why people think DST is so fantastic. If you want more daylight get up an hour earlier. If you want more daylight at the end of the day why not shift the clock by 4 hours and do a proper job of it.

It’s fantastic because it gives an extra hour of light every night, an extra hour of outdoor recreation (even if that entails sitting on a sunny balcony drinking beer). Getting up an hour early is useless since that would be an isolated hour before work. Shifting the clock by 4 hours would result in sunset at midnight and children walking to school in the morning in the dark; one hour is a good balance.

That’s your questions answered…now mine?

screaming banshee 8:39 pm 05 Oct 10

I honestly do not get why people think DST is so fantastic. If you want more daylight get up an hour earlier. If you want more daylight at the end of the day why not shift the clock by 4 hours and do a proper job of it.

georgesgenitals 4:37 pm 05 Oct 10

Bane said :

I honestly do not get the farmers complaining about DST every year and would like to hear the reasons why, Emma…seriously, can’t they just get up an hour earlier for this 6 months?

Or not. Get up an hour later, and finish an hour later.

Bane 3:28 pm 05 Oct 10

I honestly do not get the farmers complaining about DST every year and would like to hear the reasons why, Emma…seriously, can’t they just get up an hour earlier for this 6 months?

Thumper 1:12 pm 05 Oct 10

I swear I saw some faded cows this morning….

georgesgenitals 12:33 pm 05 Oct 10

When daylight savings normally starts,
My life and clocks get stuck.
But this year I had holidays,
And so don’t give a …

(Just can’t figure out what word to put last).

Jethro 12:29 pm 05 Oct 10

Marvin_78 said :

I hate the way Daylight Savings fades my curtains.

Don’t forget the way it messes up the bus timetables.

Marvin_78 11:29 am 05 Oct 10

I hate the way Daylight Savings fades my curtains.

ConanOfCooma 8:34 am 05 Oct 10

I live on a farm and we have no troubles.

If you need a rooster for an alarm, it’s time to get electricity. If the cows’ are in sacks, that’s not the fault of daylight savings, and neither is chooks not laying eggs.

If you have learning difficulties, the first step to resolve this is not complaining about Daylight Savings.

If you find that you have to get up an hour earlier, you will also discover you have been duly compensated by being able to go to bed one hour earlier (with the exception of the other day).

TBH, I also thought there was a time shift twice a year…

terubo 7:25 pm 04 Oct 10

This is an astounding piece of verse, worthy of the position of Poet Laureate – cum laude.

I fully support Emma Chizit in her future literary endeavours.

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