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#1 Thunder_Gooch

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:03 PM

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#2 aridus

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:11 PM

My best explanation (even though I don't think the poem is actually asking for one, but that the question is part of the poem itself) is that perception is incredibly powerful.

He wanted 'shi shi' but got 'shi shi' instead. Ten lions or stone lions. Which is it? Shi shi shi shi.

#3 aridus

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:23 PM

How about this one?

Dogfish dog fish, fish dog dogfish dogfish dog. Fish fish dogfish, dogfish fish fish fish fish, dogfish fish dogfish.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

I slander, you slander, we all slander the Icelander.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

Here is my swing at it.

Shi craved power. He went to great effort to get it. He ended up with too much energy (dripping water that needed to be controlled). His striving was for naught. His efforts to attain could have been found by staying at home. (ie Lions turned to stone, like the house he left).

To me its a riddle is about staying where you are and cultivating, not looking for lions, they'll only turn to stone.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:00 AM

Shi sells shi shells by the shi shore.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:35 PM

It is a detailed stone relief carving where everything is made of stone with multiple panels to show passage of time.. ?
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:56 PM

Shi sells shi shells by the shi shore.


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Each day
I
maintain
my body,
only to find
the sea once more
at my sand castle.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

There is one word yet it has many meanings. Their meanings combine to show the power of oneness; the one word (in romanized form) is so powerful it becomes incomprehensible.

He wanted to show that one 'thing' (事-shi, so a self-explained riddle) is what this is all about; yet it it not enough to use one sense (listen) to comprehend; one needs the whole of senses to get the whole of meaning (you need to be able to see the words, not just listen).

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:08 PM

Here is my swing at it.

Shi craved power. He went to great effort to get it. He ended up with too much energy (dripping water that needed to be controlled). His striving was for naught. His efforts to attain could have been found by staying at home. (ie Lions turned to stone, like the house he left).

To me its a riddle is about staying where you are and cultivating, not looking for lions, they'll only turn to stone.

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