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Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:23 am

it has four short legs
two eyes and a pinkish skin
and a curly tale.

the next one must start
with the answer of last one
in this case like this:

pigs like it so much
because it is disgusting
we sling it to God

etcetera...
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:12 pm

Excrement in loads
and trains and ships and lorries
bless the fertile Earth
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:31 pm

Earthly causes rest
come into my wilderness
truth lures you to me

high horse fundament
rising suns in conjunction
tiger flame, yoga fire
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:33 pm

Hadoken Ya Ta
Ryu tastsu maki sen
Shoryukendo
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby jonquil » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:38 pm

When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop
on rungs of seashells.


What am I?
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:39 pm

I don't know, but that is a nice one.
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:09 pm

jonquil wrote:When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop
on rungs of seashells.


What am I?

The statute of limitation for suspense has been transcended, lift it!
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby MagsJ » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:26 pm

:lol:
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu May 24, 2018 2:35 pm

this riddle haunts me
even so many years past
what is the answer?
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby MagsJ » Sat May 26, 2018 2:37 pm

Has an Internet search revealed nothing? :o

Jonquil's legacy here still remains.. suspended in time.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Wed May 30, 2018 1:06 pm

Has an Internet search revealed nothing? :o

Im a frayed knot.
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:15 pm

jonquil wrote:When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop
on rungs of seashells.


What am I?


That one is a challenge. I am going to give it some thought.
Perhaps it is not so much a physical place which she had in mind but a psychic one. :-k
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:17 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:

this riddle haunts me
even so many years past
what is the answer?


You do not seem to be focused on a particular riddle in here so the only answer that I can come up with is
your Self. We are complex beings.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:05 pm

It was the seashells
Rungs of them that puzzled me
And puzzle me still.
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Meno_ » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:32 pm

As long as the seashell lives with it's insides hues of brilliant unmatched colors , as on feathers of certain wild ducks,
the seeshell may harbor a precious pearl inside.
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Meno_ » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:51 pm

And puzzle me still
See, shell , pearl in, sea'shell
duck, fea/the\r, colors
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:It was the seashells
Rungs of them that puzzled me
And puzzle me still.


I love a challenge and a mystery but sometimes you really need resolution. :lol:

The below are the words which are boggling my mind.

When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop


Where in the universe can something be climbed yet at the same time be descended? My eyes were closed a lot this weekend trying to conjure up the scene. :x
Perhaps it would take a physicist to unravel this. Once known, I intuit that the seashells would also be explained.

I thought of a Tsunami for some unknown reason. I also thought of the Great Barrier Reef.

Is it possible that there is NO answer to this? After all, there is great beauty in trying to discern the Mystery.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 pm

Ha, yeah good riddle
Old Jonquil really did it
But Mags J must know
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby MagsJ » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Ha, yeah good riddle
Old Jonquil really did it
But Mags J must know

No, but from the beginning, it has conjured up many images in my mind.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:46 am

A wave of the sea
Doesn't show me very well
But it does so try
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Jakob » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 am

steel strings and ground beans
life giving white coals at rest
axe blade catches sun
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Meno_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:19 am

Had too much to drink
Last night closing mighty tight
Might less drink to night
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm

When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop
on rungs of seashells.

What am I?



Maybe it is not so much about the rungs of seashells but about Who is doing the speaking. Well, duh, arc.

Perhaps it is the Sun which is speaking. As it makes its ascent upward through the sky (climbing mountains), its reflection descends deeper and deeper through that watery abyss touching those rungs of seashells.

I do so love a riddle.

I may be wrong but think of it. Beautiful imagery.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby Meno_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:It was the seashells
Rungs of them that puzzled me
And puzzle me still.


I love a challenge and a mystery but sometimes you really need resolution. :lol:

The below are the words which are boggling my mind.

When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop


Where in the universe can something be climbed yet at the same time be descended? My eyes were closed a lot this weekend trying to conjure up the scene. :x
Perhaps it would take a physicist to unravel this. Once known, I intuit that the seashells would also be explained.

I thought of a Tsunami for some unknown reason. I also thought of the Great Barrier Reef.

Is it possible that there is NO answer to this? After all, there is great beauty in trying to discern the Mystery.




https://youtu.be/kkaOz48cq2g



https://youtu.be/6pNHpoXg2VY
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Re: Haiku-riddle tag

Postby barbarianhorde » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
When I climb mountains
I descend an endless drop
on rungs of seashells.

What am I?



Maybe it is not so much about the rungs of seashells but about Who is doing the speaking. Well, duh, arc.

Perhaps it is the Sun which is speaking. As it makes its ascent upward through the sky (climbing mountains), its reflection descends deeper and deeper through that watery abyss touching those rungs of seashells.

I do so love a riddle.

I may be wrong but think of it. Beautiful imagery.

It is.

And the riddle still captivates as ever.
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