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.

Comments about How Many Seconds In A Minute? by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • Reilly (1/12/2020 10:08:00 AM)

    The fourth line should read " Sixty for BOTH sun and shower"

    Not only does it scan better...that is how it reads in the paper copy I have of this poem(Report)Reply

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  • help pls (11/10/2019 6:57:00 PM)

    when was this written? ? ? ?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010