Prompts: Light + Time

“The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.

Saving is used here as a verbal adjective (a participle). It modifies time and tells us more about its nature; namely, that it is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Similar examples would be dog walking time or book reading time. Since saving is a verb describing a single type of activity, the form is singular.”


“Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
And the kiss more important than the lips.
My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
They are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty
And my madness.”

Light Is More Important Than The Lantern
Nizar Qabbani
Translated by B. Frangieh & C. Brown



“Partridge Pea is a lovely annual that will self seed and bloom until frost. The foliage is compound and very fine resembling a Mimosa. It folds up in the evening and also when touched. The seeds must be collected when the pods are brown but before they burst open. Many birds enjoy the seeds in the garden and in the wild.”


Image: © 2003 Stacey

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