Rubies of LightRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
Foretell of Neptune's perils and of his graces.
For travelers launched to faraway places.
Rejoice in the eve dripping with rubies of light.
Every predicted motion absent of plight.
But beware the blushing auroral stain.
With treacherous tides of jeopardy and pain.
Chart through these lines a blessing and a curse.
Tell me then, what is my verse?
HintPay special attention to lines 3 and 5.
Also, what type of person is most concerned with Neptune's "perils and...graces"?
AnswerThis is an old rhyme used by sailors to predict weather patterns:
"Red sky at night, sailors' delight
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning."
"Neptune" and "travelers" refer to the sailors. An "eve dripping with rubies" is a red sunset that brings good weather the next day. A "blushing auroral stain" is a red sunrise which would bring bad weather.
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