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A Moored Riddle

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The distant Sun within her nest

Smiling beneath the light

Sits high upon a field of grass

So greening and so bright.

Upon an emerald sea now shines

Her fire in the night

And burns within a golden bowl

All moored as if a kite.

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(Note: The answer is very specific and will likely require some investigation once you have an idea of what it could be generally, so general guesses will not be accepted, sorry to say. Example: if the answer were "pepper" I would not accept "spice.")

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WoW! Some REALLY well-thought out/researched answers here. All wrong I'm afraid. I gave it another edit. It's difficult parsing just how many clues one wants to include to keep it "reasonably" solvable without giving it away too easily. I think it's just about right now. Get an idea of what it may be generally, and then researching it will get you to the answer, hopefully.

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A bright core settles 'midst the petals; they lie upon the sea

O'er lilly pads, so what you've had's a nymphaeacea

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sorry, not it

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Taking this a little more literally.

The north star? Polaris?

Or the South star... Sigma something

As for the in the bowl comment, the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) contains Polaris.

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Nope. I think many keep overlooking the "moored like a kite" line. That might lead you to the general "thing"

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Nope. I think many keep overlooking the "moored like a kite" line. That might lead you to the general "thing"

My guess was moored metaphorically.

Now I'll guess

A hot air balloon or a zeppelin

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Nah

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i don't see the new edit... what's the thing u changed or added ? :wacko:

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The Argo constellation?

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I considered Almach before, but figured that stars and constellations were too much like what the riddle was describing.

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A waxing or waning crescent moon

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Interesting guess Rachel. When you see or get the correct answer you'll know why.

Guppy: "Distant" sun from "setting" sun and "all" moored to distinguish all elements from just "bowl."

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I've been thinking about flags but I'm not sure which one it would be.

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Sorry Thalia, general don't work. Research ;)

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Just getting the idea out there for others. . .

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the Nicaraguan flag?

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Nope

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Montana or Kansas?

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now u see this mayyyyyy be because

it's christmas... may be... most probably... and most prob wrong

:P

i was thinkingg what could be the sea of green...so i was like feilds.. tree... christmas tree... CHRISTMAS TREE STAR...yh.... that's how it went just felt like getting it out :P

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I think Thalia's got it! What about...

... the flag of Mauritania.

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And Witch of Doubt nails it! Bravo!!

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Oh. Sun as a star?

:duh:
Good job WOD!
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