Who am I talking about in the following limerick?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Who am I talking about in the following limerick?

    She rises above the darkest mass below
    Above all to show off her beauty aglow
    Yet sometimes she hides behind
    Where no one can find
    She loves to put on her mysterious show

  2. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Oh, how fun, Phyllis! Hmm ...the moon? I know you want to get a lot of answers before revealing.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Faith and thank you for answering.

  3. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 3 years ago

    This has to be a Polaris submarine...although I liked Faith's answer better...even though nautical terms are more feminine than celestial appellations...

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very clever, maven. Thank you.

  4. connorj profile image79
    connorjposted 3 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12564306_f260.jpg

    Indeed, it is perhaps of either the class of George Washington or Ethan Allen or Lafayette or James Madison or Benjamin Franklin?

    A picture is worth a more than 1000 words or 23...

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What? You lost me on that, John. LOL

    2. connorj profile image79
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Opposite polarity perhaps? Oops I mean Polaris...

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm ... you should ask a riddle type question, John. You got me puzzled.

    4. connorj profile image79
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Submarines, the Polaris class were named after our Founding Fathers...

    5. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - okay. I did not know that.  No, sorry, John, it is not a submarine although that is a great guess. A submarine would really fit the description.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Is it Hillary? JK smile -- I agree with Faith.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rochelle and thank you.

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    Offhand, I'd say the Moon!  ;-)  (And no, I did not read any other answers first!)

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you MsLizzy.

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    Larry Wallposted 3 years ago

    The Rising Sun.

    It rises above the darkest mass below it and continues above to to show off her beauty aglow. It some time hides behind clouds and loves to put on mysterious shows (solar flares, eclipses, etc)''

    1. Venkatachari M profile image30
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry. But, Sun is not feminine.

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Larry. No, it is not the sun. Try again. Venkatachari is right - Sun is not feminine.

    3. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I considered that, but the moon is not really feminine. I accept your answer but while the sun is visible in full every day, the moon is not. Just a matter of opinion.

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Larry. Why do you not consider the moon as feminine? Most people do, including myself. You should write a hub about this - I would like to read it.

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      Larry Wallposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Real quick, the Sun is name Sol, which is a masculine name. The moon is the moon--gender free. The sun provides things that we need. The moon has an impact, especially on the tides, but is not always visible at night.

    6. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Larry. That is interesting. Coming from Native American beliefs and studying mythology I have always known the moon as feminine. Grandfather Sun and Grandmother moon, or Diana goddess of the moon. Thanks again.

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      Larry Wallposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I accept your choice of best answer. The real truth is that neither the sun or moon have any true gender. We say Mother Earth, Father Time and all things like that, but they have no meaning. I am not trying to prolong a debate. Your choice was good.

  8. Venkatachari M profile image30
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I hope it is the moon probably after a new moon  hiding in darkest clouds. May be a lightning spark also glowing for a second and disappearing.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good thoughts, Venkatachari. Thank you for answering. I choose your "after a new moon hiding in darkest clouds." as Best Answer. Thank you so much for participating.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image30
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Phyllis. I thought a bit and then answered it. I added the second option thinking you might be having that idea also in your mind. But, I am happy that you selected my first option which shows you admire moon's beauty and glows just like me

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ah hahaha !  Yes, Venkatachari, you do glow because of your great personality and being a good hubber. You are most welcome. Thank you for participating in this Q&A. I was so happy to read your answer of the moon rising from darkest clouds. Aweso

  9. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image86
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 3 years ago

    So in the sky she shines
    this lovely shimmering star
    glittering there like a diamond
    high above the ground
    on windy nights
    when dark clouds blow by
    she is hidden from view
    only come once again glowing through

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful, Gypsy Rose Lee. I love it. Thank you!

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