Riddles 21 Posted on June 30, 2007June 30, 2007 by admin United Bodies Two bodies have I, though both joined in one. The more still I stand, the quicker I run.What am I? An hourglass. Token of Love A thousand colored folds stretch toward the sky, Atop a tender strand, Rising from the land, ‘Til killed by maiden’s hand, Perhaps a token of love, perhaps to say goodbye. A flower. One Hundred Legs! I have a hundred legs, but cannot stand, a long neck but no head; I ease the maid’s life. What am I? A broom. Seen Daily I do not breathe, but I run and jump. I do not eat, but I swim and stretch. I do not drink, but I sleep and stand. I do not think, but I grow and play. I do not see, but you see me every day. What am I? I am a leg. Broken If you break me, I’ll not stop working. If you can touch me, my work is done. If you lose me, you must find me with a ring soon after. What am I? A heart. Always Returning People are hired to get rid of me. I’m often hiding under your bed. In time I’ll always return you see. Bite me and you’re surely dead. What am I? Dust. Sounds At the sound of me, men may dream Or stamp their feet At the sound of me, women may laugh Or sometimes weep. What am I? Music. To Be Unseen Tool of thief, toy of queen. Always used to be unseen. Sign of joy, sign of sorrow. Giving all likeness borrowed. A mask. Tongue Hanging Runs over fields and woods all day Under the bed at night sits not alone, With long tongue hanging out, Awaiting for a bone. A shoe. Cute in the Sun My head bobs lazily in the sun. You think I’m cute, For my face is yellow, My hair is white, and my body is green.What am I? A daisy. Endless Sea Large as a mountain, small as a pea, Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea. Asteroids. A Yellow Fork I am, in truth, a yellow fork From tables in the sky By inadvertent fingers dropped The awful cutlery. Of mansions never quite disclosed And never quite concealed The apparatus of the dark To ignorance revealed. Lightning. Small and Bare I’ve measured it from side to side, ‘Tis three feet long and two feet wide. It is of compass small, and bare To thirsty suns and parching air. The grave of a child. Sweet in the Sun When young, I am sweet in the sun. When middle-aged, I make you gay. When old, I am valued more than ever. Wine. Big Family Four people are sitting around a campfire after a long day of recreation, when one man comments: “Do you realize that around this campfire, the four of us include a mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle and a couple cousins”?. If everyone is related by blood (with no unusual marriages) how is this possible? The campfire circle includes a woman and her brother. The woman’s daughter and the man’s son are also present. Unfree Love I drive men mad For love of me, Easily beaten, Never free. What am I? GOLD. Hidden Weight Lighter than what I am made of, More of me is hidden Than is seen. What am I? An iceberg. Blood Thirsty Ripped from my mother’s womb, Beaten and burned, I become a blood-thirsty slayer, What am I? Iron ore. Ready For Work You will find me with four legs, but no hair. People ride me for hours, but I don’t go anywhere. Without needing to be tugged, jerked or turned on, I always manage to be ready for work. What am I? A desk. Shy Word My first is in some but not in all. My second in into but not in tall. My third in little but not in big. My fourth in pork but not in pig. My whole is made in nature?s way. For clothing, rugs used every day. I am Silk.