Hello and Good-by

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by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Llama Who Had No Pajama by Mary Ann Hoberman

Hello and good-by
Hello and good-by

When I’m in a swing
Swinging low and then high,
Good-by to the ground
Hello to the sky.

Hello to the rain
Good-by to the sun,
Then hello again sun
When the rain is all done.

In blows the winter,
Away the birds fly.
Good-by and hello
Hello and good-by.

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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3 responses to “Hello and Good-by”

  1. Riley says:

    Loved it hello and good-by

  2. Alana's rockin times fun house says:

    This is awesome and meaning full, and it rhymes!

  3. Grizzly says:

    Has this poem been published before elsewhere? I remember reading it as a kid, back in the early 90’s.

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