The Clocks Have Gone Ahead In Sweden
The clocks have gone ahead in Sweden.
We are already near the pole - the North,
Rotating round and near the sun.
Can you imagine!
Going daily toward a day
That’s almost twenty-four light hours long.
I sit here seven forty-five (that’s almost eight).
Exquisite clouds shine red,
Reflecting sun through underside.
One comprehends, yet doesn’t, since
Just yesterday was darkening. We’d eaten dinner.
Now I’m hungry and I’ve raided the refrigerator.
One small hour means a lot.
For those of you who’ve never been
To Sweden in
The spring when
Clocks go daylight savings time –
For those who only think of polar bears
And Volvo cars,
And Greta Garbo,
Let me tell you, no, inform you,
When the clock goes marching into March
It doesn’t march,
To breathless beauty.