Riddles

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Waving golden fields

precious harvest

waits to be

moved

Each grain

powerfully small

and strong enough

to leave their mark there.

 

The riddle is two part: what action transformed this wood and where was the wood found.

 

Cautious tails wag, friendly.

Wary of them with

five of their

six ends

armed.

 

Who is getting a wary greeting?

 

Beating within and

beating without

the instrument

God loves best

in our hands

and in our

bodies.

 

Old legend as told to me by a ____________________. Β What is described here?

 

Rooted deep.

Growing tall.

Row next to

row. And yet

they move.

To follow

the sun.

We should

be so wise

to not see

shadows.

 

This one is so easy – NO MORE HINTS!

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45 Comments

  1. claudia said,

    September 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    smiles…following the sun is a good thing…very cool riddles here…is the first one a threshing wood or however you call it… was a laborsome process… very cool shanyn

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Thanks Claudia. You guessed it pretty close. The wood is from inside the chute in a grain elevator. The others I’ll answer tomorrow!

  2. September 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Wonderful riddles… and the last one is easy… as it exist all over your blog ha… I realize riddles are sometimes easier to writer than to guess..

    • shanyns said,

      September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I had to make one super easy! πŸ™‚ The others hopefully are more fun than hard!

  3. Glenn Buttkus said,

    September 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I feel like a poetic Batman out to solve the Riddler’s hints as to his next nefarious act; had fun with these riddles; last one is my fave.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Muahahahahaha trapped you Batman! πŸ™‚ I’ll give away the answers tomorrow!

  4. September 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Yikes. The last one, of course, is sunflowers. The first one puts me in mind of fields of wheat. The tails, I have no idea I feel like I”m driving through South Dakota sunflower fields…Midwest fields of grain. You’re good at this. And I think the other one is heart.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Victoria – you caught the last one easy enough, and are on the right track with the ends ones…hmmmm answers revealed tomorrow. Glad you enjoyed them.

  5. howanxious said,

    September 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Interesting riddles… and fun to read as well. I guess the first one is mustard.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Ah no not mustard, although there are acres of it’s cousin canola being combined this week! πŸ™‚

  6. brian miller said,

    September 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    so it it the heart in our hands?

    haha glenns comment is awesome…smiles…at least i dont have to wear spandex you know…smiles….

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Just promise to keep on the cape Brian, okay? You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the answers! πŸ™‚

  7. hypercryptical said,

    September 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Excellent riddles – got heart and sunflowers – the first eludes.
    Anna :o]

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Anna – thanks for coming by. You got one, and part of one. πŸ™‚

  8. September 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Nice riddles, I thought one might be dogs five of their six armed???, and the last one was easier. Cool riddles this is a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:20 am

      Ah so close, there is a cautious dog in that one! πŸ™‚ The last one was easy but fun to write! Answers tomorrow. So glad you enjoyed the riddles and even happier you stopped by.

  9. Grace said,

    September 5, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I thought of sunflowers ~ Fun verses here Shanyn πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Ah you got that one. Glad you had fun. Come back tomorrow for the answer reveal!

  10. kaykuala said,

    September 6, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Beautiful riddles Shanyn! But I can’t even answer the easy last one!

    Hank

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Ah Hank, glad you stopped by and played along. The answers will be revealed tomorrow.

  11. Waltermarks said,

    September 6, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I really like the one about the heart. Though they’re all great.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 12:57 am

      Thanks for coming by, so pleased you enjoyed them. Come back tomorrow to see the answers! πŸ™‚

  12. Truedessa said,

    September 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Excellent riddles I think I know one it likes to face the sun..and the heart in the hand in my guess on the other. I will come back tomorrow for your answers.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 2:02 am

      Thank you for coming over, and I am so pleased you enjoyed them. See you tomorrow!

  13. kkkkaty1 said,

    September 6, 2013 at 1:57 am

    You did a great job with the prompt! I think you’ve got it down, but I will look at the answers tomorrow to be sure I am right….;)

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Why thank you! That means so much. πŸ™‚ See you tomorrow!

  14. hisfirefly said,

    September 6, 2013 at 2:25 am

    heart and sunflowers for sure, working still on the others

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      You got half of it with heart and yes sunflowers! πŸ™‚

  15. aprille said,

    September 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

    all i can think of is ‘riddled with woodworm’ for the first. We live in a 400 year old barn and our beams are riddled with holes from the glutonous little critters, so woodworm is often on our mind πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Firstly GREEN with a wee bit of envy – a 400 year old barn! Photos PLEASE! And yes this could resemble the work of worms it isn’t. πŸ™‚

  16. vbholmes said,

    September 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Well done–waiting for today’s answers (is the “unarmed end” the new dog in town?)

  17. Akila said,

    September 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Interesting! I would wait to see the answers though!! πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      They are posted now, let me know what you think πŸ™‚

  18. Margaret said,

    September 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Tempted to look at the comments before I answer but I wont’ — will show my ignorance πŸ™‚

    1st: wheat but … how?

    2nd: some dangerous vibes here but I don’t know (not a farmer, I’m sure it has something to do with that.

    Third: heart?

    4th Sunflowers (but I don’t understand the shadow reference – is there a fable or myth involved?)

    Can’t wait to see answers.

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Wheat falling against wood in a grain elevator! πŸ™‚ The vibes are a grouchy cat. Heart and a drum (see legend below) and the sunflowers who, legend says, never see their shadows as they are always facing the sun.

  19. September 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    sheaf of hay, heart, dog(s), sunflowers….and something else missing….hmmm ~ can’t wait for answers. ~ Thanks for reading my riddles πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      September 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, your answers are very good. I put the answers below!

  20. shanyns said,

    September 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    And your answers are:
    1) Grain falling across the wood in a grain elevator. These are highly prized for decorators and elevator fans as there are fewer and fewer wooden grain elevators around anymore. I have more photos I’ll be putting up on my FB Photos by Shanyn if anyone wants to stop by.

    2) Cat – very much armed on five of her six ends, greeting a cautious dog

    3) A drum. Native legend tells us it is God’s favorite instrument because it sounds so much like a beating heart. So those who guessed heart were half right! πŸ™‚

    4) Sunflowers! It is said that sunflowers never see their shadows because they are always looking towards the sun. (also famously Helen Keller spoke of keeping your face to the sun)

  21. September 7, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Oh wow, you did amazingly well here! You got the sense of the riddle-as-poem, and you had a balance of intrigue and ease in the subjects. Beautiful, beautiful work!

    P.S. I tried my best and got driftwood-scorpion-heart-sunflower. Ouch!

  22. grapeling said,

    September 7, 2013 at 3:03 am

    very cool, Shanyn.

  23. ManicDdaily said,

    September 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    So cool and altogether they describe a really beautiful life that you seem to have – at least from my perspective. I know it is hard too – but you bring out the sunlight of it. k.

    • shanyns said,

      September 8, 2013 at 1:14 am

      It is a beautiful life, sometimes hard but almost always there is beauty to be found. So glad you enjoyed the poetry! And as always, thanks for coming over!


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