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#21 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:16 AM

No A.G.
The riddle seeks to know where all this is occuring.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:18 AM

No A.G.
The riddle seeks to know where all this is occuring.

the west?
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:02 AM

This may be foolish....

does it have anything to do with....
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:20 AM

This may be foolish....

does it have anything to do with....

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No such thing as foolish guesses for tough riddles. But no, it has nothing to do with what you suggest.
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#25 Mickey

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:22 AM

Ok, probably still a little out there...
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:41 AM

Better I think, less misleading.

The pressures on, the news is near,
The message comes, it’s almost here.
‘Cross bridge, then ‘long a watercourse
The message came on airy horse.
An unseen drum thumps a beat
And soon the message you will greet.
Busy Smith then plies his trade
Where cowboys mount . . .
It’s on its way!
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:59 AM

Hmm... Still stumped. I have a few questions: you said "The message came on an airy horse." Does that mean part of the message has already been delivered? But then you say "soon the message you will greet." I'm also a little confused: Does the "busy smith then plies his trade" refer to now or after the message arrives?
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

Hmm... Still stumped. I have a few questions: you said "The message came on an airy horse." Does that mean part of the message has already been delivered? But then you say "soon the message you will greet." I'm also a little confused: Does the "busy smith then plies his trade" refer to now or after the message arrives?

LOL! Good questions. What is happening? Where is this event taking place? The message has not gotten to "you" yet, though it was delivered to "town" on an "airy" horse. The smith does not "read" the message, but he is involved with passing it along to where the cowboy mounts . . . and eventually to you!
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:37 AM

Do we need to be looking into any etymology for this one? I've currently looked up "town," "message," and "airy horse." One thing of note: There's a town in North Carolina called Mount Airy... apparently known for horses... any relation? Cowboys mounting airy horses... can't seem to find any "messages" about the town though...
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:51 AM

Do we need to be looking into any etymology for this one? I've currently looked up "town," "message," and "airy horse." One thing of note: There's a town in North Carolina called Mount Airy... apparently known for horses... any relation? Cowboys mounting airy horses... can't seem to find any "messages" about the town though...

Mickey, everything in this riddle is a metaphor. The "airy horse" is a related metaphor, as is the "town" and "crossing the bridge." I recommend you list some key words like:

smithy
watercourse (?)
mounting cowboy
message

and think about them for awhile. I'm sure it'll come to you . . . or somebody? :)
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