Bridget Ilene Delaney (kagomeshuko) wrote in mental_workout,
Bridget Ilene Delaney


I know, a lot of these are old riddles. Just some I collected today while I was working.

Two brothers we are
great burdens we bear,
all day we're bitterly pressed
Yet this will I say
We are full all day
and empty when we go to rest

What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

As light as a feather, but you can't hold it for ten minutes.

Has a mouth but does not speak,
has a bed but never sleeps.

Runs smoother than any rhyme,
loves to fall but cannot climb!

You feed it, it lives,
you give it something to drink, it dies.

I go around in circles,
But always straight ahead
Never complain,
No matter where I am led.

My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.

I have legs but walk not
A strong back but work not
Two good arms but reach not
A seat but sit and tarry not

I run through hills;
I veer around mountains.
I leap over rivers
and crawl through the forests.
Step out your door to find me.
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