Carver of mountains
cover of distant moons
lightest when hardest
the subtle trickle of
Deceives the deceiver
beguiles the believer
fuels the fire of self-devouring flame
burns all without reason
to self-love is treason
pleased to meet you:
hope you guess my name*
Longest when night nears ending
almost to madness sending
worrier, or lover
alone, seeking escape beneath the cover
numbering their flocks in vain.
*these two lines from ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by the Rolling Stones. Everything else: © 2022 experimentsinfiction.com. All Rights Reserved.
Written for dVerse
Tonight, Björn has asked us to write riddles in verse form. I think mine are perhaps too easy, but it’s a good challenge to try and conceal the answer. I am sure I will struggle with everyone else’s riddles! I will provide the answers in the comments, but please have a go at guessing first. And join in at dVerse for more!
Lovely piece Ingrid. Blessings ❤️🤗
Thank you Joni 🥰
You are so welcome. Have a blessed week.
Your riddles were very hard… I cannot guess a single one of them… but it all sounds very dangerous
Oh, rest assured – they all can be!
Lovely pieces! I think the first one could be ice. No clue about the other two!
The riddles are beautifully written and difficult to solve.
Congratulations on the first! ❄️
Loving these beautiful words and imagery!
Thank you Jaya!
ooh riddles! I think the second is the devil? and the third sheep being counted before sleep? great poem.
Close, but not quite…keep guessing!
I can only admire the poems but I cannot guess the answers. Good job Ingrid.
Thank you Grace! I will put the answers up tomorrow if no-one guesses…
Love this Ingrid. Can’t say I feel any sympathy, but great write my friend! 🙂👍🏼❤️
Thank you Rob!
Nicely done…and yes, not going to be easy finding the answers…!
Thank you Ain!
Oh my, I am at a complete loss … your riddle skill quite remarkable.
The Sphinx will not go hungry tonight 😅
These are great. Beautifully expressed and so difficult to solve. Enjoyed trying.💕
Thank you! Stay tuned for the answers…
Wah….,your too good at this! I have no idea…
All shall be revealed below…
Awesome! I’m not good at riddles but I loved the poetry.
Thank you 🙏
So good I had to read it out loud.
That makes me happy 😊
Hmm, the first no idea, 2. Satan? 3. The dawn? Nice job on all of them!
Close but not quite…answers will appear further down the thread…thanks Mary!
I too am no good at riddles, but I like the second one especially. (K)
Thank you! I think that was the most difficult, but someone got it…
Water, ego, and ummmm, don’t know. I do know that I enjoyed all three very much!
Close! See below for answers…thanks Jeff!
Ah! You’re welcome, Ingrid. Always!
1 & 3 correct and 2 is very close – well done!
For 3 “i” words. 🙂
Splendid writing, Ingrid! Riddles are challenging to write.
Thank you, Michele – this was a fun challenge!
Nicely one, Ingrid! I thought the first one was erosion…The second maybe jealousy, and the third Sleeplessness or a nightmare!
One was ice, you are the only person to get two correct – well done! Three is insomnia, so I’ll give you that too!
Ahh! Good! Excellent job. You got me. 🙂
I will vist tomorrow for the answers
I love these Ingrid. Could #2 be a mirror or vanity and #3 sleeplessness?
#2 is jealousy as correctly guessed by Dwight! #3 is insomnia but I’ll accept sleeplessness 😊
Ah yes jealousy ☺️
Rrrrrr… Rumpelstiltskin is the first thought that came through to me. But I’m sure I’m wrong. Sorry, I haven’t read that many good books.
But the words are lovely. Thanks.
Thank you Selma 🙏 the answers are in the comment thread if you’re interested…
I did guess insomnia right. Enjoyable riddle poems, Ingrid.
Thank you Cheryl! ❤️
These riddles, i could just guess even one, but sure they seem all visible. 😅
If you search the comments you will find the answers! 😅
Oooh, let me check ’em. So clever indeed. 😄
They are beautifully done, Ingrid. ❤️
Will wait for the answers. 😅
1&3 are right – well, 3 is insomnia but basically the same thing! You will find the answer to 2 in the comments 💖
Yayy!! 🥰👍🏼Will check the comments.
I failed miserably but loved the poems and you had fun which is the main thing!~
#1 water, #2 doubt, #3 insomnia?
#1 is ice #2 is jealousy #3 correct – well done!
I am so dumb – I thought I was looking at one long riddle! Eek! (I had a late night in my defence). Love the flow of your verse and the images (which of course now make perfect sense!).
Haha! Glad you enjoyed these Marion, thank you 😊
Hi! I had a lot of fun reading all the comments ~~ and the answers!
Glad you did, thanks!