Posted by: Rocky | December 7, 2009

Mayfly by Mary Ann Hoberman

As the end of the semester/year approaches, I am reminded of a poem I heard on a podcast last fall.  It is by Mary Ann Hoberman, the Children’s Poet Laureate.

Mayfly
by Mary Ann Hoberman

Think how fast a year flies by
A month flies by
A week flies by
Think how fast a day flies by
A Mayfly’s life lasts but a day
A single day
To live and die
A single day
How fast it goes
The day
The Mayfly
Both of those.
A Mayfly flies a single day
The daylight dies and darkness grows
A single day
How fast it flies
A mayfly’s life
How fast it goes.

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