Listen to the clock strike
Up in the tall tower
Hear the hours slowly chime;
Watch the hands descend and climb;
Listen to the sound of time
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.
Mary 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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