Goodbye to Summer, Hello to Fall [Poetry Friday]

Good-bye, Hello!Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)

Since yesterday’s 15 Words or Less post was about the Hello/Goodbye doormat, I thought I’d share my “Goodbye, Hello!” poem again, which I was proud to have appear in Highlights last year:

Goodbye, Hello!

Goodbye, blue sky
   Hello, walls
Goodbye, sidewalks
   Hello, halls
Goodbye, seesaw
   Hello, seat
Goodbye, messy
   Hello, neat…

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved by Highlights

Read the rest here and listen to it on Highlightskids.com’s Poetry Player. 

For more poetry fun, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty is hosting! Her blog is a treasure trove of learning and sharing. Set aside some time for it:>)

 

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22 Responses

  1. Such a fun unexpected take, Laura — I remember it from before! My youngest son gets bored by the second week of summer, and while it is not books that charge him up again (he hates to read, but he’s a people watcher, so school gives him lots of material!), I had to smile at those lines today. Thank you! xo

    1. Thank you, Irene. I liked summer for about a month when I was a kid, and then I wanted school back:>)

  2. Good bye sloth, hello Poetry Friday post.
    Fun poem, Laura. I missed this in Highlights. Fun illustration. Glad to read it here. Well done.

    1. Thanks, Joy. I’m finally getting my slothful self back into Poetry Friday and my blog in general! Highlights really made the poem feel like a party:>)

    1. Heehee–I remember the teen angst version. Whole different poem! Your blog is a gift, Michelle!

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