Challenging Riddles ( O _ o) ?!
1) A sealed land forgotten,
To precious shapes it yields.
Zephyr on zenith found
Across strange woods and fields.
2) Mother of magic and father of air,
Their colorful children heard everywhere.
Ancientest stone wears no blemish nor crack.
Take a half-step forward, then three steps back.
3) Life within death, water in fire,
A path opened in child's darkest hour.
Secret behind a marker of stone,
From tunnel emerges a far away home.
4) Treasure untold, no key, nor lid,
Yet inside purest ichor hid.
5) Water aplenty and green round and round;
Many happy faces, their advice sound;
A haven for rest with secrets abound;
Have faith and be shown a way underground.
6) The damned leading the blind,
On a pathway ill-defined.
No memory of silence, no thought of sky,
Sight to no avail, yet liberated by the eye.
7) Walk across the ropes,
Under protector's gaze;
Bounded by a golden arch,
Ancient are these ways.
8) Creature of half-sight, by tribulation healed;
Loved of divinity, with wound by goddess sealed.
9) Once left, never the same.
Two halves of a whole,
Brief expanse of blue,
Low marks innocence,
Once back, ever the same.
10) Five in order, one by one,
It will not stop until it's done;
Wrested from unseemly hand,
A spirit rests within its band.
11) A gorgeous flower
Accursed by power,
Both supple and dark
With serpentine mark.
Resilient, it thrives
Where little survives,
Grows taller than men,
But less feet than ten,
With petals of fire
As thin as a wire.
It once sated needs
The manner of weeds,
Holding the sun’s rays
In a golden gaze.
12) In the center of the rose,
Where helpful being rose,
A witness from beneath the rose —
An iteration's rose!
13) I live in earth, on earth, and above;
In loam and rock, strong stone I love.
Though I go unnoticed I never depart;
My power, my essence, lies deep in the heart.