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The Long Vigil

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

 

Puzzle ID:#26232
Fun:*** (2.96)
Difficulty:** (1.32)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:princess0611Aus*****!

 

 

 



My history is long in telling,
Though my origins are unknown.
I watch the tender earth most carefully,
Clothed in discards long disowned.
I guard against the raucous poachers,
Praying for a gust of wind that will animate my lifeless form.
The autumn winds will signal the completion of my job.
Maybe if I had a brain I'd choose to move south for the winter.

Who am I?





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Comments

redraptor50*us*
Oct 06, 2005

Rats, I was thinking of the sun for some reason, ok everyone don't make fun
deniseeckdahl**
Oct 06, 2005

Ha! I thought it was a tree so don't feel bad!
zonarita*us*
Oct 06, 2005

Great teaser for this time of year. Tree also popped into my mind but as I finished reading I was happy to say a Strawman
kmax12395Aus*
Oct 07, 2005

That was easy but good. I'm new here and thats the first teaser I,ve got.(only tried three)
hamburger*us*
Oct 09, 2005

I just read the last line and the hint and I got it!
shoulder_angelAus*
Oct 11, 2005

I thought it was a leaf
Good teaser though!
tarrasolomonAus*
Oct 12, 2005

I had to see the hint, but then I got it. Good one!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 16, 2005

I got it after reading the hint as well but, the poem itself is very well written. Good job!
realm2346*
Oct 19, 2005

I got it after reading the hint.
realm2346*
Oct 19, 2005

I got it after reading the hint.
sweetmamaAus*
Oct 29, 2005

I got it, yeah!! Good job princess
jessjspieks*us*
Nov 08, 2005

the hint gives it away
sully311
Nov 08, 2005


greetings all... i've been doing the daily teaser for awhile decided to sign-up. i, too was thing tree, but the hint did it for me...
(user deleted)
Nov 08, 2005

I got it after I read the part of "I wish I had a brain"...if you know the Wizard of Oz you would have gotten it too!!
OldChinaHand**
Nov 08, 2005

Nice one. But the last line did give it away. But over here in rice land scarecrows are unkowned, so this
was a real brain teaser for my students.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 08, 2005

Well written! Good job.
bluehawk*us*
Nov 08, 2005

and I thought it could be GAEA, mother earth. oh well great job. cute I must remember that,.....SCARECROW! Good job.
shawneeo*us*
Nov 08, 2005

I got this after reading "I guard against the raucous poachers". There's nothing else that does that that I know of, but apparently it wasn't TOO easy, and, it was very haunting and poetic! I love haunting and poetic stuff! Thanks!
choptlivvaAus*
Nov 08, 2005

Beautifully written!!!
kiwione
Nov 08, 2005

I;ve been having a little trouble with past braingles but this one I got before I finished reading the riddle. I feel much better now
Gingerjodie
Nov 08, 2005

i also thought it was a tree. Good teaser
bamba_982
Nov 08, 2005

Really well written and v beautiful! Cheered up my dreary day. oh and i got it wrong too . Nevermind he he he
peppamintp*us*
Nov 08, 2005

Good one. I was lost.
mekaboo27**
Nov 08, 2005

I too thought it was a tree or mother nature. I like this one. The words were good and well thought up. Keep up all the good work. The people that get theirs on here got it goin on.
BATBrain**
Nov 08, 2005

I also had tree in mind but it didn't quite work with all clues. The hint was all I needed to get me on to the Scarecrow as I am great OZ fan - have read alost all of the OZ books and among them Screcrow of OZ one of the best.
tarheel*us*
Nov 08, 2005

It was a good teaser, but it was easy...
BrenBeadSP**
Nov 08, 2005

Leaf first came to mind, but the line about a brain led me to a scarecrow. Cute and timely - thanks.
karma48*
Nov 08, 2005

"If I only had a brain." WELL DONE! Thanks for a very well thought out teaser.
srichardson1066**
Nov 08, 2005

Not bad. Easy, but fun and clever. One thing, and its a little thing, is that riddles sound better when they rhyme, but that's just me!
christine77**
Nov 08, 2005

I got it ~~~~~ right after I read the hint. The hint is not so much a hint, its the answer pretty much. I thought tree or leaves until I unveiled the hint. Good teaser tho, I enjoyed the poem. I am not being negative either...just stating the hint gives it away.
iteachkidsAus*
Nov 08, 2005

I agree with many people, here, and especially shawneeo and Christine, who definitely didn't come off as negative in my mind.
princess0611Aus*
Nov 08, 2005

Thank's for the comments. Don't be worried about coming across in a negative way. I am good at taking the good and the bad. You can't improve unless you have the pointers to show you the way.

I have to admit, my clue is way to easy. I thought about it after submitting and wished I could have taken it back.
brain_angell
Nov 08, 2005

was thinkin tree but the last line hit me *If I only had a brain* Wizard of Oz
meme2559**
Nov 08, 2005

Got this one lol
jimbo46**
Nov 08, 2005

Got It! Also thought of sun & tree, but the bit about the poachers did it for me, along with the bit about the wind.
thanx, Jim
riddlelover**
Nov 08, 2005

This was really cute! And the hint about having a brain was really a neat idea! I like this! Very cute!
chrissydaze**
Nov 08, 2005

I thought that it was summer. Oh well
POPSca*
Nov 08, 2005

Well done Princess Thought it might be SUN Wrong again Will consentrate more next time.
doka13*ml**
Nov 08, 2005

real nice! The ending was the best part. Didn't get it right but it all comes together when you c the answer!
Krypton
Nov 08, 2005

Very Good. You may have given too much away with your hints, but nicely done.
spoonfulofsugar
Nov 08, 2005

I loved it!
"If only I had a brain" gave it to me.
I thought it was well written.
Did you write it yourself?
sln03
Nov 08, 2005

For some reason I thought it was a hobo!
gummybearbkakey
Nov 08, 2005

i thought it was a christmas tree.....w0w....u suck at dis..lol
Trickster1992Aen*
Nov 08, 2005

^^^ Don't have a pity party. ^^^

I didnt look at the hint. I thought it was a tree too...
paintballa944**
Nov 08, 2005

I got it.
The hint totally gives it away.
Good try tho.
common-senseiAus*
Nov 08, 2005

I too thought of a tree or the Sun,
but then I thought the Moon, since
the Sun could be said to have
thermal winds. After reading the
last line, I couldn't help but think of all the George W. Bush jokes
(even though I believe he's more
intelligent than most want to
believe ).
Muffintins*
Nov 08, 2005

wow that was easy.....even i got it!
Funky-Monkey
Nov 09, 2005

After I read the last sentence and all it popped into my head!!!!!
nkatha23
Nov 09, 2005

Got it after reading the hint.Gud one.
FulanitoGM*sv*
Nov 10, 2005

I'll confess: I used the hint. But I have to agree that the hint does totally give it away... Regardless, I thought it was good!
michelle3617Aus**
Nov 20, 2005

i thought it was a tree too, but scarecrow makes more sense.
sgtammoAus*
Dec 23, 2005

Good teaser.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 20, 2006

The hint gave the whole thing right away!!!
thanks for the fun teaser
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 10, 2006

clever & lotsa lotsa fun
chickwithbrains**
Sep 26, 2007

really cute! and I needed the hint, so don't worry about that being too easy for all of us lol
Zarahemla05Aus*
Nov 09, 2008

I got it, but I'm also a Wizard of Oz fan.

Great Teaser. Gonna get my sister to check this one out. She's a bigger fan than I am!
Thanks!
FredSAus*
Nov 09, 2008

Per the last line I thought it was my daughter, her theme song is "if I only had a brain". She's blonde, what do you want?
doeheadAus*
Nov 09, 2008

Well written and interesting.Took me 2 or 3 minutes to figure it out.
auntiesisAus*
Nov 09, 2008

Very easy, the old clothing gave me the answer. Thanks for a good one.
VivicaAde*
Nov 09, 2008

"If I had a brain" made it pretty obvious
avonmaAus*
Nov 09, 2008

Good one! Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
Nov 09, 2008

Nice teaser. I got it right even though I wasn't sure I was right. Thanks for posting.
Lady_LaniApr*
Nov 09, 2008

very cute! I got it after the hint. Beautifully written
kp52Aus*
Nov 09, 2008

I got it after the hint.
tako-kichiAus
Nov 09, 2008

The last line was a give-away. But fun none the less.
Loris21Aus*
Nov 09, 2008

Cute. I thought it was a tree though.
Babe*
Nov 10, 2011

I am like Kiwione. I got it before I finished reading it, and that is unusual for me. I usually struggle and only get one now and then. Easy, but I have told you before...I like easy!
gaylewolfAus*
Nov 10, 2011

I thought it was a tree, too and I usually don't read the hints! Love the trees in Michigan right now - still some beautiful, vibrant colors! Happy sunshiny day, dear friends!
HABS2933Aca*
Nov 10, 2011

Tree made sense to me as well, but alas it was wrong. The trees around here are also very pretty this time of year, though for the really bright colours you have to go further north.
doeheadAus*
Nov 10, 2011

This originally was a good teaser, but if you look at the comments, 52 people commented in 2005. Today you will get less than 10, because people like me are sick of all the old repeats!!!
Chobuck*
Nov 10, 2011

This was a new one for me. I liked it but I had the answer by the third line. Sometimes these are easy other times not.
gaylewolfAus*
Nov 10, 2011

Nothing cheerful today, Mr. Doehead?
wordmama*
Nov 10, 2011

New for me, too. Tree crossed my mind; I knew it didn't fit, but I couldn't think past that. Then I checked the hint, and, voila`, there was the answer!
princess2007A*
Nov 10, 2011

Awesome! I love this. Ofcourse, the similar id does help matters. No just kiddin. I was thinking tree at first but I read it again and I was like "Scarecrow, duh!" Fun.
phyllisa*us*
Nov 10, 2011

I thought of leaves, but used the hint. Love the poetry in the riddle.
auntiesisAus*
Nov 10, 2011

Still cute, still easy. I also thought of Fall leaves for a minute, but we don't have much color this year.

Hi K & G. Have a good one.
Oddwhiskersus
Nov 12, 2011

thought it was goose because of "move south for the winter"
Mandy7us*
Nov 13, 2011

hahahaha that was funny! good one



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