Monday, March 23, 2020

Fairday's Riddle: What To Do?

Hello Riddlers! Can you guess our theme? I enjoy working with words, so I figured I'd try something new. This is a Zejel poem (it has challenging rules, and if you don't know what a Zejel poem is, I encourage you to look it up; test that I've followed the rules! :) I thought it'd be interesting to see if I am able to relay the riddle answer to you using this style of writing. ~ F

Imagination flicker spark
Scenes act out to ignite the dark
Mind in matter will heed a lark

Tea party style at pool bottom
Matchbox rides if you’ve got 'em
Awakened eyes shall make a mark 

Endless depth to that which is real
Head, heart, hands like to think and feel
Charging chattel to jump, dance, squeal
See flowers grow, and touch tree bark

Hide and seek under pillow fort
Bouncing balls do dribble in court
Entangled bits seize the strange quark

This is that and that could go there
Being light, as free with no care
Turning the time inside your lair 
Seasons do shift, green lush to stark


Below are the A lines brought together with a personal flare. :)

Mind in matter will heed a lark 
~Awakened eyes shall make a mark  
See flowers grow, and touch tree bark 
~ Entangled bits seize the strange quark
Seasons do shift, green lush to stark

What am I referring to? Stop by Friday for the answer.

The picture is the clue!


  1. I'd never heard of a Zejel poem and they do look very complicated. My first thought was Spring, but that doesn't seem to go with the picture clue of a ball. Hmm, I'm stumped.

  2. I dont know but I really love yours posts (Im reading a lot ) take care

  3. Never heard of this type of poem. Spring time?


  4. I never heard about this type of poem. And sorry, but I don't know the answer today.

  5. Hi DMS - I have looked this up ... and certainly something to learn more about ... I'll await your answer with interest.

    I might suggest zentangle ... but that's drawing ... or meditative doodling ... perhaps this is a song in 'a similar type format' ... I do not know in other words!!

    Cheers Hilary

  6. That's complicated! I don't know if my punitive mind can handle such a thing. It definitely sounds like changing seasons: spring to winter.

  7. I'm with the others - I really don't know. I was thinking spring, also, until I saw the image clue. Maybe fun under the stars.

  8. Excellent guessing, Riddlers! The answer has been revealed. ;) ~ F

  9. Sorry I'm late to this …
    Not heard of this style of poem before, and I don't know the answer … yet!
    Just going to your reveal post to find out.

    Take care.

    All the best Jan


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