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Not Blue, but Green Is the Sky

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

 

Puzzle ID:#42904
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:* (0.93)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:metallicman*us***
Corrected By:j279

 

 

 



My rings tell such a story
Of years past with gracious glory
Where I live is where I stay
From that spot I cannot stray
From my home man taketh me
So they can erect another home, you see
Many others bore into my sides
These things that crawl and things that glide
I weep with beauty or stand with grace
Every year I shed myself to nourish my place

What am I?


Answer

I am a tree. My rings are produced every year, just one, and how large it is tells a story of how that particular year was. Where I grow is where I stay, as I cannot pick up and move. Men cut me down to make their own homes, and creatures such as birds and squirrels live in me. When I shed my leaves they put nutrients into the ground which keep it fertile.
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Comments

getoffursausageAus*
Aug 25, 2008

Very fun and clever! The part of about the rings gave it away for me, but if that wasn't there, it would have been pretty hard.

I like the title too
bookwrmKPAus*
Aug 25, 2008

I got it! Yay! Very cleverly written! Kudos for you!
cuteandditzyAus*
Aug 25, 2008

I got with a lucky guess. Very well written!
PotionsMaster*
Aug 29, 2008

Niiiice, not too hard, not too easy.
Great job! Loved the way you wrote it.
kp52Aus*
Sep 03, 2008

Good teaser. Took me some thought but i got it. (for some reason I thought a caterpillar at first. LOL)
parktellAus*
Sep 06, 2008

nicely written...a bit easy, but sometimes I like it that way....
emily103**
Sep 13, 2008

Very well written! Great job!
Wa11E*en*
Sep 17, 2008

From the title I thought it was going to be raleigh scattering - then the rainbow. Halfway I picked up the tree hints.

I llve a well written riddle. It does not matter if it is easy or hard
ICUB42*us*
Sep 17, 2008

Another easy one.

Nice job!
stephiesd**
Sep 26, 2008

I have to admit, I got it by the first line.

But it was VERY well written and rather informative for a riddle.

I loved it!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 26, 2008

Very nice teaser. After a minute of thought, I got it, but enjoyed reading the riddle--well thought out. Thanks for posting.
FredSAus*
Sep 26, 2008

At first I thought it was the olympic torch but then I got to the part about boring into the sides and I guessed it. Very well written!
doeheadAus*
Sep 26, 2008

About as easy as they come.
emu77alu02us*
Sep 26, 2008

Yes, this one was quite easy. As soon as I read the first line about rings and remembered the title, I knew it was a tree. That was a nice poem.
abrainus*
Sep 26, 2008

Nice poem. Easy,
malogaleeAus*
Sep 26, 2008

I am so thrilled I got it! I am bad at riddles...if I had to solve one to save my life, like in the movies, I'd probably die!!!
phyllisa*us*
Sep 26, 2008

Easy, but well-written!!
wordmama*
Sep 26, 2008

I usually can't get riddles, but this one I got from the first two lines. But it was interesting to see how nicely the whole rest of it supported the answer. Thanks for submitting!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 26, 2008

Very cleverly written. A little too easy for me, but a joy to read. Thanks.
Brainy_1Aus*
Sep 26, 2008

Nice teaser and well written. I knew right away it was a tree, but I just couldn't stop reading the teaser!!!! Great job!!
avonmaAus*
Sep 26, 2008

Easy - and nice. Thanks.
jules832Aus*
Sep 26, 2008

Very clever and well-written teaser! Loved it!!!
Stupidenator*
Sep 26, 2008

Nicely written, but waaaaay too easy. I got it after reading the first line.
newpony*us*
Sep 26, 2008

Really? A Tree? Gee, how would anyone ever guess that? Wow!
Kayla_Darkheart*
Sep 26, 2008

Way easy, but really fun and well thought out. Great!
Babe*
Sep 26, 2011

Very, very easy, but again...I like easy. Makes me feel smart.
kittygirl19tus*
Sep 26, 2011

trees
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 26, 2011

Beauatifully written - very clever riddle! Thanks for a good one!
BajanatorAca*
Sep 26, 2011

Gorgeous writing style, although the first hint I guessed correctly! A little easy, but so lovely that I had to read all of it.
doeheadAus*
Sep 26, 2011

AWOR. EZ A to G & S
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 26, 2011

I meant "beautifully" - should have checked spellings! Now I've forgotten what AWOR means - away with out regret? In a silly mood Hi to friends!
wordmama*
Sep 26, 2011

First line gave it away, but enjoyed reading it.

What's AWOR, pleeeze, doehead??
thecatladycac**
Sep 26, 2011

I figured it out in first two lines - but continued reading, and enjoyed the poem very much!
p.s. I Googled AWOR and found Another Week of Reruns among other things. I would guess that this is the meaning intended here.
doeheadAus*
Sep 26, 2011

Another week of reruns. WRONG
teri12265us*
Sep 26, 2011

Pretty ode. At first I was thinking Saturn, then it became crystal clear.
auntiesisAus*
Sep 27, 2011

Easy but well written. Hi to G & K.
Mandy7us*
Oct 18, 2011

thats so... nature like. oh, dont worry. its a good thing
Babe*
Sep 26, 2014

EZPZ in 2011 and still easy in 2014.
I enjoyed reading it again though.
jaycr*us*
Sep 26, 2014

Didn't have to go out on a limb to get this one.
Zykezex*us*
Sep 26, 2014

I was a bit concerned that the answer would be a specific species. I went for the obvious and... got it!
cutebugAus*
Sep 26, 2014

Easy. How many times do they repeat teasers?

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