Monday 15 October 2012

The answer to Friday's riddle ...

Congratulations to Luca Marchiori for guessing last Friday's riddle correctly!

Yup, it was MILK BOTTLE. The old-fashioned kind.

Here's a breakdown:

Translucent (a milk bottle is glass and see-through), thin like a swan’s neck (yup, when it's filled with milk I think that comparison works)

I sit in a box—waiting. (on the doorstep) Waiting for

someone to pop my protector—silver

boom gate. (that bit of aluminum foil that seals the opening) My juice is creamy, pure (milk is creamy and pure)

—seasoned with grass (cows eat grass). In the past,

I tempted infidelity; ladies’ revolt. (when the hubbies were at war, the cliche is that the women slept with the milkman.)


  1. +JMJ+

    This was wonderfully tricky! Will you have more riddles in the future? =)

  2. Great! Next time I'll really have to think more poetic than my answer of a condom.

  3. I don't even remember what I guessed...

  4. Hey! I missed all the riddles! This sounds like a great one! And I'm diggin the new look here. I know, not so new, but all uniform now~ :o) <3

  5. Aww! I'm bummed i missed the riddle!

  6. Congrats, Luca! That was a great riddle!!

  7. so creative and well done! i didn't find your blog until too late to guess, but i hope you do more of these!! I saw your blog in our writers support 4U group. I'm very interested in making this awesome blog a stop on my book blog tour when it comes out next year. Awesome site!!

    1. Thanks, Jadie! I've got Wednesdays from Jan 16 available. Email me to book in a date!

  8. Good to know the answer. It's seldom we see glass milk bottles anymore. I don't think the milkman tales were only during the war. . .maybe I heard differently.

    Congrats to Luca!

    1. You're most likely right about the war thing, but I was just saying what thoughts the poem was inspired by :-)


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