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Ballad of the Climbing Riddle
Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:16 AM
Scaling the face, “Pick me” seemed its cry.
They maneuver in squadron, each level to plan,
Head to the top, a key for each man.
Fretting and bending under weight of their mission,
They stick to the schedule, one man’s artful vision.
Then the taught rope quivers, being put to the neck;
A madman is key to keep it in check.
Thus a body abused by the strap was then hung,
A well-known event to which ballads are sung.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:37 AM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:04 AM
Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:15 AM
Four careful climbers and diminutive guide
Scaling one cliff, “Pick me!” it cried.
They maneuver in step, each level to plan,
And head to the top, brave to the man.
Bowing and bending under weight of their mission,
They stick to the route, one artist’s vision.
A taught rope tightens, bound to a neck;
A madman is tasked to keep it in check.
And a body abused by the strap was then hung . . .
A tragic event to which ballads are sung.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:17 PM
The second version definitely makes it more of a challenge (although I didn't get it at first glance myself).
Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:51 PM
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