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Whispered in Heaven, Muttered in Hell

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#21884
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:*** (2.73)
Submitted By:snoopdogg*****
Corrected By:dalfamnest




'Twas whispered in Heaven, 'twas muttered in Hell,
And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell;
On the confines of Earth, 'twas permitted to rest,
And in the depths of the ocean its presence confessed;
'Twill be found in the sphere when 'tis riven asunder,
Be seen in the lightning and heard in the thunder;
'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath,
Attends him at birth and awaits him at death,
Presides o'er his happiness, honor and health,
Is the prop of his house and the end of his wealth.
In the heaps of the miser, 'tis hoarded with care,
But is sure to be lost on his prodigal heir;
It begins every hope, every wish it must bound;
With the husbandman toils, and with monarchs is crowned;
Without it the soldier and seaman may roam,
But woe to the wretch who expels it from home!
In the whispers of conscience its voice will be found,
Nor e'er in the whirlwind of passion be drowned;
'Twill soften the heart; but though deaf be the ear,
It will make him acutely and instantly hear.
Set in shade, let it rest like a delicate flower;
Ah! Breathe on it softly, it dies in an hour.

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Mar 29, 2005

the poem is very good, did you write it?
After reading the Home & wealtH part, I suspected it was H, but then couldn't figure out the 'ocean' part. I'm guessing it's because there is an H sound in the pronunciation of ocean.
Mar 29, 2005

I think it is referring to the deptHs of the ocean
Mar 29, 2005

That was a very well written teaser/poem. I enjoyed it even though I didn't get it correct. After reading the answer, it made perfect sense. Difficult but worth the read.
Mar 29, 2005

Great job, i kinda figured it out at the end, but it was kinda hard at the same time..............i give u props...keep it up
Mar 29, 2005

Mar 30, 2005

Too long a riddle, too short an answer!
Mar 30, 2005

Head this before, a good addition though.
Mar 30, 2005

This is a great riddle. It was written by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, an English Romantic poet.
Mar 30, 2005

This is a great riddle. It was written by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, an English Romantic poet.
Mar 31, 2005

This not a bad teaser there
kinda like where u actually have
to think on some of these teasers
Mar 31, 2005

About to commend you for writing something so beautiful......then i read the comments

so i'll commend you on finding this and making it your own teaser....very nice. Enjoyable and hard....everything i love in a riddle.....

and btw....I did not get this one.
Apr 02, 2005

That's really great.
Apr 03, 2005

That was too easy but good teaser.
Apr 04, 2005

I liked it...u see, it was so long, it had me stumed, but i suspected "h"
Apr 05, 2005

liked it!
Apr 08, 2005

Apr 11, 2005

this doesnt work for me how does the letter h die in an hour pure dum srry
Apr 11, 2005

this doesnt work for me how does the letter h die in an hour pure dum srry
Apr 12, 2005

i don't think this was a very good teaser but it was ok --i guess --good job
Apr 13, 2005

i just read the answer.. next time u write a teaser, make sure it's much, much, much, shorter.
Jul 15, 2005

not worth the effort...
Jul 29, 2005

you did not mke that up and didnt even give the author credit
Sep 24, 2005

The author should have been corrected in the answer. Catherine Maria Fanshawe did a good job with this riddle, keep them coming.
Nov 14, 2005

Please this teaser was good and I have read much longer one. And he did give the Author credit
This riddle was written by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, an English Romantic poet
Nov 27, 2005

Yes peppermint is right he said the author was Marie Something or Other and so I think this is a good one. And since they had no copywrite laws back then he can't get sued.
Mar 10, 2006

He did not say who the author is -- I included that in the answer as result of a correction. Just wanted to clear it up. It doesn't matter much, it's still a good teaser!
Jul 14, 2006

This was a great teaser. I ended up getting so caught up in the poem, I forgot to look for the answer, though.
Aug 20, 2010

Brilliant riddle - and thank you to SB for adding the author's name. I think this should be a requirement for the site.

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