Why does everyone love riddles? Maybe it’s human nature- from eons ago when we first developed the capacity for language.
After people figured out how to ask questions, I imagine that observations of nature probably encouraged the first guessing games. These guessing games were precursors to board games, then centuries later came electronic games, and now, e-books like this one have come along.
Each poem in this book is a riddle, the answer revealed by a picture. These riddles are meant to be read to a child at bedtime, the picture shown after a few guesses are made. Some of the vocabulary might take a bit of explaining; your explanations may be enough to put any child to sleep!
My hope is that after a short bedtime reading, this book will encourage peaceful sleep and dreams of all the wonderful things that are way up high.
Of silk, light evening sky aglow,
At dawn their colors bold and bright,
In baskets, dolls seen from below,
To distant places, soar from sight.
A woman renowned for turning the
Oft’ wearing white veil, she covers her face;
Receiving a visit, terrestrial side,
The Eagle has landed, tranquility base.
Airwaves are flooded with music and
Informing as well, the weather in words;
These structures can also keep mobile phones ringing,
Our ears only hearing cicadas and birds.