Eight Riddles from Symphosius

Song Cycle by Elizabeth Walton Vercoe (b. 1941)

Word count: 199

1. Hobnail [sung text checked 1 time]

Hung from a foot, I walk upon my head
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2. Mother of Twins [sung text checked 1 time]

I have borne more than a body ought to bear
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3. Onion [sung text checked 1 time]

I bite when bitten; but because I lack
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4. Chick in the Egg [sung text checked 1 time]

Mine was the strangest birth under the sun
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5. Stairs [sung text checked 1 time]

Unequal in degree, alike in size
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6. River and Fish [sung text checked 1 time]

Sweet purlings in an earth-walled inn resound
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7. Chain [sung text checked 1 time]

To me, and through me fortune is unkind
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8. Saw [sung text checked 1 time]

All teeth from head to foot, yet friend to men
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