How many? by Christina Rossetti

How many seconds in a minute?

Sixty and no more in it.

How many minutes in an hour?

Sixty for sun and flower.

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 and no more wants a month.

How many months in a year?

Twelve the calendar makes clear.

How many years in an age?

One hundred says the sage.

How many ages in time?

No one knows the rhyme.