While Jasmine and I were hiking through the Waitakeres, I made up a bunch of riddles to entertain Jasmine and I and thought I would share them. The answers will be at the bottom. Font is the same colour as the background; highlight to show. Note that these are riddles and there is some poetic license. In addition, at least one is probably a bit too personalized for Jasmine and me.
1: I am that which you cannot see, I hold your life inside of me.
Upon occasion you break me out, though never out to town show me about.
2: From the forest all chewed up, In a bind you’ll use me up.
Dye me in a special way, and I’ll reveal what you want to say.
3: From a supernova to the Earth’s core, without me man wouldn’t go far.
4: A treasure guarded by a muscled goon, core of dust in a singly hinged room.
5: I roam a soft green field surrounded by wood.
I knock my brothers, prodded by others
Til I am the only one left.
6: I call a man who has a plan
He comes to my house and rummages about
Goes to my friends and rummages again
And then a baby comes out.
What am I?
7: Big and small, knobbled and cut
Brass in your hand, numbers in fibre
What am I?
8: Traversing on a deep dark sea
I reflect back some of that which is given to me
Following laws we now know
Appearing to wander aimlessly above and below
9: Protective sword not for show
Guarding from man, beast or demon below
Stuck to my post, keeping out most
From sweet treat or scent they crave
10: Fabric and frame
Silk and bamboo
Tied to the ground
I soar over you
11: A burning face out of the sea
No flippers on him but half a skin
12: An upright canoe far from the sea
Not fully formed trapped inside me
Inching up towards the sky
Unwatching while all manner of creatures go by.
1: A Backpack
2: Paper (the dye is ink)
4: A pearl
5: A cue ball (or any billiard ball)
6: A flower (the man that comes is a bee, and the baby is the seed formed by a pollinated flower)
7: A key
8: A planet (the Greek word for planet is wanderer)
9: A thorn
10: A kite
11: Lloyd in a shorty wetsuit after swimming (my beard is super red in sunlight when wet)
12: A tree that will be cut down and made into a canoe.