Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

How Many Seconds In A Minute? - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

How many seconds in a minute?
Sixty, and no more in it.
How many minutes in an hour?
Sixty for sun and shower.
How many hours in a day?
Twenty-four for work and play.
How many days in a week?
Seven both to hear and speak.
How many weeks in a month?
Four, as the swift moon runneth.
How many months in a year?
Twelve the almanack makes clear.
How many years in an age?
One hundred says the sage.
How many ages in time?
No one knows the rhyme.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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