How Many Seconds in a Minute? by Christina G. Rossetti









How Many Seconds in a Minute?  

by Christina G. 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 runn'th.


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.