Another of the Exeter Riddles from the sculpture in the city centre – based on a 9th Century manuscript of riddle-poems. Remember that what you are seeing is wholly reflection, the text is in mirror-writing on the next fin.
The full text in modern translation of this riddle reads:
There’s a bit of earth beautifully sown
with the hardest and the sharpest and the grimmest that men own.
Cut and cleaned, turned and dried;
pleached and wound; bleached and bound;
adorned and arrayed and borne away
to the doors of men. Joy is within
for living creatures. It delays and it stays
a long long while. They live in joy
and naught gainsays. But after death
it begins to gab, to gossip, recklessly.
Shrewd men must think carefully what this creature is.
A number of people worked out the answer to yesterday's Exeter Riddle, a bell – the ring that needs to be released.
I think today's is a bit harder. I'll reveal the answer to this one with tomorrow's upload.
Thanks for looking,
|Camera:||Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||21 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.3|
|Exposure Mode:||Shutter speed priority AE|
|White Balance:||As Shot|