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Thursday, 22 October 2009


Thought I would kick off with a riddle.

My first is in blue, but not in glue;
My second is in old, but not in new;
My third in look but not in see;

My last in ask but not in plea;
My whole has leaves but not a flower -
T'will help you pass an idle hour.

I'll post the answer in a few days, although I expect most of you will have it already!
The beauty of riddles in that they make you think in metaphors and as a writer I find this fascinating. I am reading a whole book of riddles at the moment, and they certainly encourage "outside the box" thinking - particularly if the riddle is from a different culture. Riddles supply more questions than answers, and this to me is their value.

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