The Rabbit in The Moon ~ a Poem by John Hansen

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    After a discussion about the Man in the Moon, John has written us a poem to describe what he sees when he looks at the Moon.

    Join us in this debate.

    What do you see when you look at the moon?

    Here's John's poem
    https://hubpages.com/literature/There-I … oon-a-Poem

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Enjoyed the whimsy of John’s rabbit in the moon poem. And the drawing! Viewed from the southern hemisphere I can imagine seeing a rabbit, but that drawing really helped! I watched a total eclipse of the moon a few years back, and I swear  the man in the moon was wearing a pair of cheap sunglasses.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Verlie. I can imagine you see different things at different times of the year, weather conditions and phenomena like eclipses.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I think I've seen those sunglasses before...lol!

    2. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      What a fun poem! After seeing John's rabbit sketched onto the moon, it's hard not to see it. I'll have to pay attention the next time I look at the moon to see what I see. I usually concentrate on the ring around the moon. That's how I predict how many days before it's full. I'm pretty good at nailing it, too! cool

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        That ring sounds interesting too

      2. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Really Shauna, you can tell how many days to a full moon by the ring? I didn’t know that. I need to pay more attention to that. Glad you enjoyed the poem and sketch and can now see a rabbit.

        1. bravewarrior profile image92
          bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          It's something I challenge myself with, John. I think it's my Cherokee blood that zones in on the ring. After doing this all my life, I've gotten pretty good at predicting when the moon will be full. Not sure if it's a globally known "thing", but it works for me!

    3. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Brenda and John!
      This is an amazing thread, and I am glad it appeared on my feed.
      I thoroughly enjoyed John's poem and the conversation between both of you.
      Now, I will have to look at the Moon, from a fresh perspective.
      Thanks to both of you for all the smiles.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank  you Chitrangada.
        Do a bit of star gazing when you  look.
        Its awesome.

      2. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Chitrangada. So happy you found this thread and joined in the fun. It is great the discussion is getting people to look more closely at the beautiful moon.

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    John
    I had to post this one.

    I love the outline of the bunny on the picture of the moon.

    I got to say you got one heck of an imagination cause I still can't see a rabbit, except for in your outline.

    But hey...your poem is really cute.
    I love it..maybe it is a mouse eating all that green cheese...or the cow that jumped over the moon.
    Guess we'll wait for those pictures to beam back from the next trip.

    In the meantime, I'll be sure to take another look and let you know.
    (Weather permitting)

    But somehow seeing a Rabbit seems more fun!

  3. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Haha I still can’t sell you on the rabbit, but I tried. Thanks for sharing the link, Brenda.

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    John
    You're welcome.
    I'm looking forward to reading the replies.

    Loved the drawing of the rabbit though...it kinda shows me what you see.

    1. surovi99 profile image83
      surovi99posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Brenda for posting John's humorous poem. I loved your conversation with John regarding what you see on the moon.

      I am not sure I can decide but loved both your poems about the moon. I cracked up watching John's drawing of the rabbit on the moon.

      Thank you, John for giving us smiles regarding your marvelous poem.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Rosina. You don't have to choose and you may see something totally different from us both. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and more drawing gave you a laugh though.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks Rosina....
          I'm glad you enjoyed our little moon debate.

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        He's quite the artist...convincing little rabbit.

  5. Moondot1822 profile image92
    Moondot1822posted 12 months ago

    Nice attempt, John. But I don't think it looks like a rabbit. For me, it looks like a girl with a ponytail—wearing a short frock, and she is playing with a butterfly. Lol... big_smile

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Wow, Moondaot. I like what you see. Nice work.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Love the drawing

        1. Moondot1822 profile image92
          Moondot1822posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you, Brenda.

  6. Moondot1822 profile image92
    Moondot1822posted 12 months ago

    https://hubstatic.com/15788646.jpg

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Sweet!

      1. Moondot1822 profile image92
        Moondot1822posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you...

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Awe!  That's really nice.

    2. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Oh! No no. This is surely a heart not a butterfly big_smile

  7. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 12 months ago

    Okay this is a photo I took of the moon awhile back, but it has a hydro wire running through it. I played around with it to bring out the man in the moon in sunglasses (at the top half of the moon). He does look a little sad actually. But there’s a bit of a smile.


    https://hubstatic.com/15788800_f1024.jpg

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I can certainly see the man wearing sunglasses.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      That's a pretty good picture.
      It even look like a man with a nose and everything.

      Great pic

  8. Treshty profile image80
    Treshtyposted 12 months ago

    Wow! Look how we see things differently. And having the attitude to respect each others opinion is the magic in here!!!! I so enjoyed your poems Sir John as always! I'd love to have a collection of them so my future children can read them as well (in God's grace) wink.

    When I see the drawing I was like, oh! So this is what Sir John said hahaha
    pretty convincing though.

    You and Ms Brenda's conversation is hilarious chuckled
    Sending power hugs and kisses!!!!! Hope you feel better na.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Chrish. Yes, it is wonderful how we can see things differently but respect each other’s opinion. No one is right or wrong. I am glad you enjoy my poems and would like a collection of them for your future children. Let’s see what happens, maybe one day I will publish them.

  9. Misbah786 profile image88
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    Loved it! I think all of you are mistaken. Actually the picture of the moon is upside down. I can see a wolf and a kid playing with a football. This is some sort of horror scene. Ha Ha!

    https://hubstatic.com/15788859.jpg

    By the way I can see the rabbit in the picture if I try to focus but there's no man. Trust me, Bredz. wink

    Thank you so much, John and Bredz
    Blessings to both of you!! smile

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, It amazes me what people can see in the moon if they concentrate. A wolf and a kid with a ball...cool. This has become a good discussion starter.

      1. Misbah786 profile image88
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, that's amazing. It's time to rescue that kid from the wolf. Lol!
        John, I loved the poem. Thank you for sharing.

    2. Moondot1822 profile image92
      Moondot1822posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      The kid playing with a football is very clear, Misbah. But, I can't see a wolf.big_smile

      1. Misbah786 profile image88
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Keep on Focusing, Moon. I am sure you will see it one day as now we can see the Rabbit and a girl playing with a butterfly. Ha Ha! big_smile tongue

    3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Awe Misbah...
      A wolf...maybe a giant Kitty Cat.
      It's too devastating to put a wolf with a kid.
      Do you see the same side of the moon as John?

      It's not an actual man per se..
      The moon is his head and we can see his facial features.
      Like his eyes and mouth.

      1. vidsagster profile image88
        vidsagsterposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes Misbah, it looks more like a giant cat and a rabbit. The football looks like a baseball. This discussion is really fun. I thoroughly enjoyed reading John's and Brenda's poems. Thanks Brenda for sharing.

        1. Jodah profile image89
          Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Hi Vidya, thank you for joining in. This is all a bit of fun and much needed to lighten the mood around here

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I agree.  This is lightening the mood.

            Lots of fun & laughter.

        2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks Vidya

        3. Misbah786 profile image88
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I would stick with the wolf. Lol! big_smile
          Thank you so much, Vidya.

      2. Misbah786 profile image88
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Lol! big_smile

  10. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 12 months ago

    Awesome.

    1. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you! smile

  11. Pamela99 profile image91
    Pamela99posted 12 months ago

    This poem was so much fun to read! Thanks for posting this article, Brenda.

    John, I enjoyed the conversation and the poem, but a rabbit in the moon?

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Pamela. It was fun to write, and yes...a rabbit. The more I look at it I think I could make a case for a donkey...but I'll stick to the rabbit.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Lol...a donkey.
        You're gonna have a whole new idea each time you look up at the sky.

        Just love this imagination

    2. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela, let's talk about it in the medical language 'Pareidolia'. We are visualising things that are actually not there. Like a rabbit, man, child playing with ball, a wolf and a girl. Isn't it cool? big_smile
      Blessings and love to you!

    3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela
      You've got to see the same moon I do...

  12. Eric Caunca profile image95
    Eric Cauncaposted 12 months ago

    This is one of my favorite Jodah's poems. It is interesting and it has a sense. I don't see a rabbit on the moon but a man feeding a dog. smile

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Eric....a man feeding a dog is another possibility for sure

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Lol!  Okay...I've never seen a man feeding a dog.
      Please write us a poem...show us a picture...
      Keep me inspired.

      1. Eric Caunca profile image95
        Eric Cauncaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        It can be also a bear or a chipmunk and a dog. Hahaha smile

        https://hubstatic.com/15789465.jpg

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Cool drawing...

        2. vidsagster profile image88
          vidsagsterposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Great image Eric. It dies look like a bear feeding a dog.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Lol!  I got to say I love the community outpuring for this one.
            It is fun.

            1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
              Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Anyone know what permalink does???
              I accidentally hit it & now I can't find John's reply about this lighting the mood up around here.

              In any case...I agree.
              This is definitely helping.

              1. Misbah786 profile image88
                Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Click this : https://hubpages.com/forum/post/4211754
                This is John's reply you are trying to find

                1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                  Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Thank you

              2. Misbah786 profile image88
                Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                When you hit a permalink nothing happens. But when you copy permalink and paste it. It directly takes you the post comment from where you copied it. You can also edit your replies by clicking edit button within 3 to 4 hours. Hope it will help!

                1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                  Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Good information to know.
                  I thought I erased his words...lol.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image88
                    Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Lol! No you can't do that. Ha ha!

                  2. Jodah profile image89
                    Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Pheew!  That is a relief,I would hate my words to be erased. Lol.

                2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                  Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  At least I'm learning new things.

  13. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    After reading this discussion and my poem ‘There’s a Rabbit in the Moon,’ Doris MizBejabbers James said that she actually could see a Great Dane in the Moon and asked if I would write a poem for her. I included it on my article as well but I can share it here.

    I See a Great Dane in The Moon

    When you gaze at the full moon
    What is it that you see?
    The mottled surface of a sphere?
    Just think what it could be.

    Many say they see a man,
    “A rabbit!” someone said.
    But I see something quite unique,
    I see a Great Dane’s head.

    A Great Dane? Yes, you heard me right,
    A big and lanky pet.
    There’s one right there on the Moon’s face,
    As clear as you can get.

    You can see its nose and muzzle,
    Its tongue stuck partly out.
    I’m certain it’s a Great Dane,
    Of that I have no doubt.

    If you can’t see a Great Dane
    You’re not looking at it right.
    Just tilt your head a little,
    And make sure it’s a clear night.

    Moon gazing is like watching clouds,
    Though the Moon does not change form.
    Well, yes it goes through cycles,
    But the full moon is the norm.

    “There’s a Great Dane staring down at you,
    A watch dog in the Moon…”
    That would make one crazy love song
    To hear true lovers croon.

    1. surovi99 profile image83
      surovi99posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I think, John, this is a fabulous poem. I hope Doris is happy and satisfied with it. As for me, it gave me a delightful spark in this lazy afternoon. Thank you for sharing.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        John
        You've outdone yourself!
        This one is absolutely terrific.

        Great Dane?   Another one I'll be looking for.

        1. Jodah profile image89
          Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks Brenda….so much to look for now.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            It's all good.  I love it.

            I am dismayed though that I can't see the Southern cross.
            It seems like a wonderful sparkle in the night sky.

    2. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      This is super stunning! Thank you so much, John. Your poems are always a pleasure to read. It's so much fun. I'm glad Ms. Doris asked you to write it, and I'm even happier that you wrote it so quickly. I'd like Bredz to post more photos like this. Lol!
      Thank you so much for being the source of so many smiles. God bless you abundantly. Ameen!
      Blessings always!!!

    3. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Awesome poem, John! I'll have to take another look. I grew up with a Great Dane. They're awesome dogs.

      Last night I gazed at the moon and could only see continents on it, no animals or people. Oh, by the way - the moon will be full Thursday. Last night I determined we were three nights away from a full moon. Let's see if I'm right!

  14. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Thank you Rosina. Yes, she is very pleased with it. Glad you enjoyed it too.

  15. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Thank you for your kind words, Misbah. I am glad you enjoyed this additional poem also. Blessings to you.

  16. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Hi Shauna, when I took another look at the same angle as for the rabbit I can make out a Great Dane’s face too. I may have to draw it as well.
    It is nice that you had one as a pet. They are gentle giants.
    I am sure you will be right with the full moon on Thursday..let’s see.

  17. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 12 months ago

    I enjoyed both of these wonderful poems.  They would make great children's books. I also love your drawing of the rabbit and the moon. I'm making sure I pay more attention to what I see in the next full moon. Thanks, so much John!

  18. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Thank you, Audrey. I had fun writing these poems. The Moon is an endless source of inspiration.

  19. Peggy W profile image96
    Peggy Wposted 12 months ago

    A rabbit and Great Dane in the moon!  What fun you must have in creating these whimsical poems!  Personally, I am still holding out in hopes that future astronauts can start mining some of that blue cheese while watching out for flying cows. Haha!

  20. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Yes, Peggy, I had lots of fun writing these poems. I always enjoy the humorous, whimsical ones. Imagine an unlimited supply of blue cheese created by the flying cows.

  21. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    John
    I just can't get this one off my mind.

    Quite a discussion maker.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      You still haven't seen the rabbit then?

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Lol!  Not yet, but maybe one day soon.

 
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