I wrote it in Philly when I was a nanny for Max and Ben,
and then I sang it with Erdin from when she was younger
than she is in the picture. We signed in ASL as we sang it,
which makes the song extra beautiful. Then I sang it
with my nieces, and lots of kids in preschool music classes.
The song took on a new meaning
for me years later, when I learned that in many
Eastern traditions, the moon represents Consciousness.
© K Hannan circa 1990
The moon shines over the houses
The moon shines over the trees
Sometimes the moon gets very small
Sometimes the moon is round like a ball
Sometimes I can't even see the moon at all
But the moon always comes back.....to me!