Written for:  Poets United Pantry #394 – Share a Poem
“Greetings, Poets! For those of us in the United States, today is the first day of Daylight Savings time, also known as Summer Time. I know different parts of the world do this differently, begin summer time later, or don’t change clocks at all. Anyway, I am hoping that spring is not far away. Smiles.”  (posted by Mary)


1918 – Ohio, USA – first Daylight Savings Time official clocks needed to be hand set!

So many calculations
when friends live in different places.
Friend in Oregon
must also begin
that Spring-ahead change,
but a friend out of range
in Arizona does not have to change time.
Whenever I phone her, math besets my mind.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Spring-Ahead

  1. divalounger says:

    I too hate the confusion of daylight savings–nice write!!


  2. Mary says:

    Ha, I really like this. Is it really true that in Arizona they don’t change time???


  3. ZQ says:



  4. Me, too. My son and daughter in law live in the prairies, where they dont change their clocks. It wouldnt do any good anyway, they are still deep in snow, some time yet till spring. Their groundhogs are all hibernating. LOL.


  5. My family lives in 3 different times zones so I am forever trying to figure out what time it is before I call….


  6. We have not changed either… so now we are one our behind you… 🙂

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  7. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is a delightful – wonderfully rendered – bit of whimsy … all the better, for the truth of it. Smiles.


  8. You very much have your own voice Sara and your work touches me too… Glad I paid you a rather belated visit… You have a great week.


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