Many the delicate bones in my wings
I rise up against the foul weather.
This riddle is about an umbrella. Those narrow metal or bamboo supports that allow the umbrella to open and close are rather like delicate bones. But it's the second line that really narrows our search: I rise up against the foul weather. A good alternative answer for this riddle is a kite. It makes perfect use of the delicate bones clue, but aside from Ben Franklin, is it all that common to fly a kite in foul weather? Or how about an angel -- surely they rise up in protection against the storms of life.
Good was the reason
The man wore a can
And likewise the horse
That was under the man.
(answer: see 5/22/10 piece)