Når klokken er 11 i Danmark,
er den 5 i U.S.A.
10 i London, og 18 i Kina
og 13 omkring Moskva.
Hvor er vi danskere et udvalgt folk,
at vi netop er født i selve
det lille velsignede land, hvor klokken
er 11, når den er 11.
In Denmark, as I suppose everywhere in EU, we discuss Daylight Saving Time or not. How, why and when to abolish it. This poem is "my" contribution to the debate. It was written by the Danish inventor, poet etc. Kumbel (Piet Hein) in the 1940ies. An un-rhymed anglification added below
When it's 11 o'clock in Denmark
It's 5 am in the USA.
10 o'clock in London, 6 am in China
and 1 o'clock around Moscow.
We Danes are a happy, chosen people,
To be born in the small,
blessed country were
It's 11 at 11 o'clock.