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Beauty, Power and Age

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


Puzzle ID:#49749
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:** (2)
Submitted By:Kinghal*au*****




I come and I go, more than once in a day.
Yet I've always been here; for eons my stay.
A bearer of life, I bring fear and great dread;
A destroyer of old, millions by me are fed.
Artists and poets my presence inspires,
My moods, they are varied, my journey ne'er tires.
Once I was greater, but my time comes again.
Can you yet name me, my riddling friend?


The Sea is my name, or Ocean some say,
My tides wax and wane twice each short-lived day.
Many a life my waters have seized,
But I give back aplenty with food for your need.
My reach was broader many years ago;
Melting ice ensures that again I will grow.
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Rate this puzzle highly, I fervently ask.


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Feb 05, 2013

Good job!
Feb 10, 2013

Beautiful poems, both the riddle and answer-Thank you! Fun to think about and sort through the possibilities...
Feb 15, 2013

Jun 20, 2013

Nice riddle.
Jun 20, 2013

Nice riddle.
Mar 06, 2015

First of all, as one poet to another I praise you for a verse well written. As for the teaser I liked it also although I thought more along the line of life and death. Your answer was very good. Thank you for a job well done.
Mar 06, 2015

nice job; I guessed it was the tide
Mar 06, 2015

I enjoyed the riddle but missed the answer.
Mar 07, 2015

The first line gave me the answer. This one was a no-brainer. I guess the "little grey cells" are working today.

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