Monday, March 2, 2020


Haibun Monday at dVerse.  Frank
brings the planet Mars to our attention.
Submitted to dVerse
March 2, 2020

Imagine, if you will, a Martian newscaster reporting on the landing of an alien spacecraft on the moon, followed by a terrifying account of the door opening on the vehicle and an alien being stepping onto the surface of the moon and sticking a stick in the ground decorated with stripes and stars, speaking in some foreign tongue. I’m told Martians scurried into their subterranean homes in fear and trembling lest they be next to be invaded.  Not since October, 1938, and a newscaster named Orson Welles had there been such panic in the streets!   Jupiter and Venus intercepted the messages and set off an inter- planetary hubbub the likes of which had not been seen since the Great Poobah set it all in motion.  It’s quite likely the cow jumped over the moon and the dish ran away with the spoon.  Imagine, if you will …………………
Gardens are planted
according to phases of moon
Spring’s sure to follow

Photo is my own digital art.


  1. Love the delightful nursery rhyme allusions in this one, Beverly! :)

  2. I see your lens shifting in and out and then turning into a kaleidoscope. Wonderful wondering and whimsy, Bev!

  3. Nice, i luv your imaginings
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much✏ love

  4. A really interesting Haibun. We can always dream!

  5. I like your digital collage, Bev :)

  6. I enjoyed your view of the moon landing from the perspective of Martians, Bev, and contrasting its effect with that of a fictional landing. I love the haiku!

  7. Love the mosaic of stories you weaved here, Beverly!

  8. Nice one, Beverly and a good reminder of the unscientific traditions we follow despite having 'conquered space'.

  9. Maybe we can dream about a world out there... in reality we probably have all we need right here on our cold sphere.