What can go up a chimney down, but not down a chimney up?
What speaks all languages, save one?
A ship that has gone from port,
A port that is out to sea,
The hand that isn't shaking,
What ever you leave me.
What sphinxes employ, The players enjoy.
What is “Never odd or even?"
If there is a Bee in my hand, what is in my eye?
Four stick standies,
Two lookers ,
And a wig wag.
What force and strength cannot get through,
I with a gentle touch can do.
And many in the streets would stand,
Were I not as a friend in hand.
A prisoner’s bane when bound with chains.
I can be tied in a braid, or cut with a blade.
To form a gateway in dam rivers laid.
Before it’s born, its skeleton does grow upon the land.
Then near the sea it grows and grows until its form is grand.
And though it swims upon the waves, it dies upon the sand.
Shot if caught, always thrown,
A humble servant of The Lady,
Thrice-four faces of mine-own
I frequent the spaces shady
Silently I drink and dive in fluids dark as night.
I beat the mighty warrior but never in fight.
The black blood in my veins your thirst for knowledge slakes.
My spittle is more venomous than that of poison snakes.