Judith Viorst

(February 2, 1931)

Since Hanna Moved Away

Poem by Judith Viorst

The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
At least it sure feels like that
Since Hanna moved away.

Chocolate ice cream tastes like prunes.
December's come to stay.
They've taken back the Mays and Junes
Since Hanna moved away.

Flowers smell like halibut.
Velvet feels like hay.
Every handsome dog's a mutt
Since Hanna moved away.

Nothing's fun to laugh about.
Nothing's fun to play.
They call me, but I won't come out
Since Hanna moved away.


Comments about Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/7/2019 11:56:00 PM)

    So lyrical a poem..it clearly conveys the reader of the cloud of pain and disappointment that shadow the heart of a lover.
    10 for it.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (9/7/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    Flowers smell like halibut.
    Velvet feels like hay.
    Every handsome dog's a mutt
    Since Hanna moved away.

    ......//// superb and beautiful poem//// like it(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (9/7/2019 1:35:00 PM)

    Nothing's fun to laugh about.
    Nothing's fun to play.
    They call me, but I won't come out
    Since Hanna moved away.. a very good poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (9/7/2019 10:14:00 AM)

    A marvelous poem depicting ones state of mind when some one dear and near goes away and missed terribly. A well deserved modern poem of the Day.(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (9/7/2019 10:06:00 AM)

    Since Hanna moved away(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (9/7/2019 9:08:00 AM)

    Such a lovely poem. Seems you miss Hanna so much. The flow is amazing. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (9/7/2019 7:51:00 AM)

    Love this sweet, cute, sad, touching poem! So much emotion and depth can be expressed in a few lines, using simplest vocabulary!
    Congratulations for being chosen as POD, probably a few times!(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (9/7/2019 7:31:00 AM)

    My first time reading this by Viorst, and I find it charming and humorous. If you’re not familiar with it and can get access to it, read her children’s picture book Alexander and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. -GK(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/7/2019 6:57:00 AM)

    Second visit to this poem. Really it is beautiful one. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (9/7/2019 3:19:00 AM)

    A very cute poem about a little girl mourning the loss of her childhood friend.
    But, hey- - - I like the taste of prunes! And December brings us Christmas!(Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (9/7/2019 2:05:00 AM)

    This poem uses humor to tell a sad situation, that of nostalgia. One wants to laugh at some of the lines and then one sees that it is not a funny poem to give us laughs.(Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Deon (9/7/2019 1:01:00 AM)

    What a beautiful nostalgic poem. Filled with emotions and a deep friendship.(Report)Reply

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  • A B Faniki (8/5/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    A love picture you painted and abeautiful rhythm and rhyme. Thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/5/2019 10:39:00 PM)

    A beautifully crafted life song throwing aspect on change in behavior due to some dear ones moving away. A well deserved poem of the Day. Congrats.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (5/5/2019 5:04:00 PM)

    One of the best poems by Judith Viorst.........(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/5/2019 12:48:00 PM)

    Flowers smell like halibut.
    Velvet feels like hay.
    Every handsome dog's a mutt
    Since Hanna moved away. very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (5/5/2019 12:38:00 PM)

    Expressive and lyrical! Congrats on poem of day!(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/5/2019 5:46:00 AM)

    Nothing's fun to laugh about.
    Nothing's fun to play.
    They call me, but I won't come out
    Since Hanna moved away......touching expression. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/5/2019 2:02:00 AM)

    Excellent lyrical poem studded with emotion. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011


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