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Riddles from the Border Regions, 2/19/11

From: Joan VanBuskirk
Series: Riddles from the Border Regions
Length: 01:30

PURPLE FLOWER FROM THE DEEP...

Br_logo_small Purple flower
From the deep
Picked with pick
A harvest reap.

This is a riddle about an amethyst.   It's the birthstone for February, in honor of my sweet, winter-born sister.   Although it's referred to as a flower, when we hear that it's from the deep, the idea of a sea anemone might come to mind.   Or since it's picked with a pick, another deep sea option might be an abolone, harvested with a crow bar.   But in fact, the purple flower I wanted you to think of was the highly valued purple quartz pick-axed from the depths of the earth.

NEW RIDDLE:
They all take their mark
Upended they start
They tumble and fall
Till a minute is called.
(answer:  see 2/26/11 piece)

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Piece Description

Purple flower
From the deep
Picked with pick
A harvest reap.

This is a riddle about an amethyst.   It's the birthstone for February, in honor of my sweet, winter-born sister.   Although it's referred to as a flower, when we hear that it's from the deep, the idea of a sea anemone might come to mind.   Or since it's picked with a pick, another deep sea option might be an abolone, harvested with a crow bar.   But in fact, the purple flower I wanted you to think of was the highly valued purple quartz pick-axed from the depths of the earth.

NEW RIDDLE:
They all take their mark
Upended they start
They tumble and fall
Till a minute is called.
(answer:  see 2/26/11 piece)

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 2/19/11.

Timing and Cues

The tone and theme music of this piece work well with Weekend Edition Saturday (the 3-hour format) following the Arts segment.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Walk 'em on Down Bass Blues Loryn Long :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com