May Fly

by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Llama Who Had No Pajama 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 May fly’s life lasts but a day
A single day
To live and die
A single day
How fast it goes
The day
The May fly
Both of those.
A May fly flies a single day
The daylight dies and darkness grows
A single day
How fast it flies
A May fly’s life
How fast it goes.

Copyright © 2006 Mary Ann Hoberman. From The Llama Who Had No Pajama. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About The Author

Children's Poet Mary Ann HobermanMary Ann Hoberman, a former Children’s Poet Laureate, is the critically acclaimed author of over forty books for children, including A House is a House for Me, winner of a National Book Award. One hundred of her favorite poems are collected in The Llama Who Had No Pajama. She also received the 2003 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English.

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