Animal, vegetable, mineral…

We’re listening to an audiobook of The Hobbit, so I’m in the mood for riddling.

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I’m not an animal, and yet I eat.
I’m not a plant, and yet I grow.
I leap and dance, but have no feet.
I have a tongue, but not a toe.

I’m not a seed, and yet I sprout.
A sudden wind can raise me high.
A sudden rain can put me out.
I have no life, and yet I die.

I’m not a mineral, and yet I’m struck
From dust and ash. In times of old
Had men not forced me from the rock,
Their hearts would still be dark and cold.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: A Riddle for Your Amusement | Theology Central
  2. Nolie Alcarturiel
    Jul 30, 2017 @ 00:29:56

    Fire?

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  3. middlingpoet
    Jul 31, 2017 @ 13:24:12

    I like easy riddles. 🙂

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