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The Sluggish Stream

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32549
Fun:*** (2.69)
Difficulty:*** (2.3)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:thompson1Aus******

 

 

 



In sluggish stream I flowed from rifted rocks,
As flames broke up the stones, and fire applied
The unleashed ardour of the furnace-heat;
My form capacious now is clear as ice.
Yea, many long to hold me in their hand,
Fingering my slippery shape in dainty grasp;
But I befool their minds, and while I lay
Sweet kisses on their lips that press me close,
And urge their tottering footsteps to a fall.


Answer

Glass
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Comments

seanlandrewsAus*
Aug 21, 2006

Good teaser, although I would have appreciated a breakdown of all the clues in the answer.
blondebookwormAus*
Aug 21, 2006

I kind of don't get it.
Rakshasha*us*
Aug 30, 2006

i got it up until the sweet kisses part... what was that about?
eighsseAus*
Sep 11, 2013

The poem itself: EXCEPTIONAL JOB, if you actually are the one who wrote it.

The clues, in the first half, I get. In the second half...I don't so much understand. Why do so many people want to hold glass? Why does the glass kiss us? Why does glass make us fall?

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