Thursday, September 5, 2013

Writing on Riddles

Sam and K at d'Verse invite us to write on riddles
Cannot think of creating one right now. I want to share
here a classic I heard of a long time ago - as a
substitute. Pardon the short–cut.

A man was looking at a portrait and he mused to himself
saying in soliloquy,

Brothers and sisters have I none
But this man’s father is my father’s son!

Whose portrait was it?

The Answer (posted on Sept 07)
Myrna HA VB Cressida and Marge were spot on! Congrats! Yes, he was looking at his own portrait, not a mirror!
(this man's meaning the man featured in the portrait..is my father's son. And he's the only son)
Thank you all!

Written for d'Verse: Forms for All: Three Riddles of the Sphinx

29 comments:

  1. his son?

    ha. you had me wracking my brain and i am def not assuming i am right....smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian! I'll confirm in a couple of days to maintain the suspense!

      Hank

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  2. I will have to map this out in a chart since I'm a visual person...and easily confused! Yikes!

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  3. Have to think about this ~ Good one Hank ~

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  4. Umm errr ummm has to be his son, right?

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  5. I'm laughing because I've heard this before and I still can't remember the answer. All I can come up with is himself. He's looking at a portrait of himself.

    Can't wait for the answer.

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  6. Hank,

    I've heard a riddle like this before but, I cannot recall the answer so I will wait for you to reveal the mystery.

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  7. Hello Hank,

    It is his own portrait, right?
    Man in the painting... x
    x's father's son
    our man's father's son

    Or at least that is what I come up with.

    -HA

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  8. Made my head hurt but good riddle!

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  9. ha - my head spins a bit and my page is scribbled with family tree lines..hehe...the son?

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  10. I have a feeling it was a mirror :-)

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  11. There're 2 correct answers this far! Will reveal tomorrow!
    Thanks.

    Hank

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  12. three generations :-)
    Nice one, Hank.

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  13. I am thinking it was his son...It's very early here as I read this...sun's not up, haven't had my coffee yet. Brain testing...

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  14. Hank,
    The man is looking at the potrait of his son.

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  15. I vote for portrait of himself. Fun.

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  16. An oldie but goodie-- thanks for sharing :) ~peace, Jason

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  17. Puzzled this out before Hank - but still had to think about this and check my memory.
    Anna :o]

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  18. Wo! was he gazing at the mirror?? :)

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  19. He is looking at his own portrait..he also needs to take medication for his loony toons convoluted thinking!

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  20. Damn, I too have heard this before but had to wrack my brain for a few minutes - is it a portrait of his son?

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  21. I'm glad you already supplied the answer!

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  22. portrait of his son..
    it took me a while to figure this one out :P

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  23. nicely Hank! to steal a phrase :)

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