O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Ode to an Extra Day


February 27, 2020

Dorothy Rosby

You know that old poem?

Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November;

All the rest have thirty-one,

Excepting February alone,

And that has twenty-eight days clear

And twenty-nine in each leap year

In honor of leap year, I'd like to expand on it:

An extra day, but I'd like to know

Why put it in a month with snow?

And another thing, what's the reason

It's always during campaign season?

Leap day wasn't created to give candidates one more day to campaign, but that is one of its drawbacks. We really have it because the solar year, the time required for the sun to make one complete cyc...

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