What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes
And yet never grows?
Voiceless it cries,
It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.
Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town
And beats high mountain down.
Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.
An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
“That eye is like to this eye”
Said the first eye,
“But in low place
Not in high place.”
Answer: Sun on the daisies
No legs lay on one-leg, two-legs sat near on three-legs, four legs got some.
Answer: Fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones.
A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
Answer: Eggs(es ;))
What have I got in my pockets??
Answer: The Ring!
submitted by anduin:
“The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.”
Answer: The letter E
Take one out and scratch my head
I am now black but once was red
Answer: A match
It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones and blood all at the same time.
What is this object?
Answer: A ring
What can run but never walks,
has a mouth but never talks,
has a head but never weeps,
has a bed but never sleeps?
Answer: A river
What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in?
Answer: A keyboard
When set loose
I fly away,
Never so cursed
As when I go astray.
Answer: A raft
submitted by Dragongirl02:
Poor men have it
Rich men want it
It can fill a hole
It is greater than God.
submitted by Ranadwelt:
A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
But it has no eyes to see where it lingers.
Answer: A tree
submitted by Dan Broderick:
With a knife, cut open my head
Then weep beside me when I am dead.
I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak,
But am nobody’s fool
There is no lanugage I can’t speak
Though I never went to school
I went into the woods and got it
I sat down to seek it
I went home because I couldn’t find it
Answer: A splinter
Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble
Walk on the dead they mutter and grumble
I am on three legs when I rest
And one when I work
Answer: A wheelbarrow
I can be short and sometimes hot
But when displayed I rarely impress
Buckets, barrels, baskets, cans.
What must you fill with empty hands?
You throw away the outside and cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.
Answer: Ear of Corn
I am used to bat with, yet I never get a hit.
I am near a ball, yet it is never thrown.
I don’t have eyes, but once I did see.
Once I had thoughts, but now I’m white and empty
submitted by Kismet:
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What is it?
There once was a green house. Inside this green house, there was a white house. Inside this white house was a red house… and inside this red house were lots of babies. What was this house?
Answer: A Watermelon
I know a thousand faces, and count the tailed heads, feasting bright upon the eyes, of many who have died. Wielding well a mighty power, who hath but humble stature. Masses fall upon their knees, to scarce behold my only side. What am I?
Answer: A coin
submitted by Galad’esh:
My thunder comes before the lightning;
my lightning comes before the clouds;
my rain dries all the land that it touches.
What am I?
Answer: A volcano
I defend without weapons, stand without legs, wound without force, and am harder to fight than to kill. What am I?
Answer: A wall
submitted by Baneofevil:
The builder doesn’t need me,
the buyer doesn’t use me,
the user doesn’t want me.
Answer: A coffin
submitted by Luke:
What passes you by but you don’t know it,
bites but you can’t feel the pain?
Answer: The wind
submitted by Susan:
I raise my weapon up to the sky;
I let my armies fall an fly;
I let my weapon strike the ground;
and let loose a terrible battle cry.
Answer: A storm
I am punished by nature, to go ever down and never up;
I destroy everything; I save lives and kill them;
for I am life and death.
submitted by Lossoth:
No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
Feed me and I live, give me drink and I die. What am I?
I pass before the sun, yet make no shadow.
This is light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long.
Answer: One’s breath
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.
Answer: The human heart
I have a hundred legs but cannot stand, a long neck but no head;
I eat the maid’s life.
Answer: A broom
This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks.
Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face.
Answer: A clock
Builds up castles, tears down mountains,
makes some blind, helps other to see.
Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward.
Answer: An icicle
Man walks over; man walks under; in time of war he burns asunder.
Answer: A bridge
In a tunnel of darknesslies a beast of iron.
It can only attack when pulled back.
Answer: A bullet
I am emerald and diamonds, lost by the moon.
I am found by the sun and picked up soon.
Where may you find roads without carts, forests without trees, cities without houses?
Answer: On a map