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
Oh, how fun, Phyllis! Hmm ...the moon? I know you want to get a lot of answers before revealing.
This has to be a Polaris submarine...although I liked Faith's answer better...even though nautical terms are more feminine than celestial appellations...
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...
Hmmmm ... you should ask a riddle type question, John. You got me puzzled.
Submarines, the Polaris class were named after our Founding Fathers...
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.
Offhand, I'd say the Moon! ;-) (And no, I did not read any other answers first!)
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)''
Thanks, Larry. No, it is not the sun. Try again. Venkatachari is right - Sun is not feminine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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