Monday, March 15, 2010

Your Sun . . . er . . . Monday Poem

What with company, a busy schedule and daylight savings time, Sunday just got away from me. I wish they’d just split the difference and re-set the time ½ hour one way or the other and then leave it that way. It’d get dark earlier in winter and stay lighter in summer, all just naturally. Save all this thrashing around with clocks and sleep schedules.

This wonderful little poem is by Edward Field and is from a book called “Doggerel, poems about dogs,” from a series, Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets (Alfred Knopf)


Like harnessing
the tides or the wind,
how about attaching dogs’ tails
to power generators?

I want the job
of patting the dog
to keep its tail wagging.

Dogs could generate
enough electricity
for cities, for countries –
light up the world!

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