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Riddles from the Border Regions, 03/24/12

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

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ARRIVING LIKE KING OF THE JUNGLE...

Br_logo_small Arriving
Like King of the Jungle, I roar
Then sheepishly leave
After one half and four.

This is a riddle about the volatile weather in the month of March.  It's build around the familiar phrase, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."   What a lovely word-picture to describe the transition from the boldness of winter to the gentleness of spring.   But how about that tricky last line?   'It sheepishly leaves after one half and four.'  What's that talking about?   It's a round about way of expressing the number of weeks in March.

NEW RIDDLE:
I tally up the alphabet
A marathon also
Atomic iron, there am I
What am I, can you tell?

(answer:  see 3/31/12 piece)

Piece Description

Arriving
Like King of the Jungle, I roar
Then sheepishly leave
After one half and four.

This is a riddle about the volatile weather in the month of March.  It's build around the familiar phrase, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."   What a lovely word-picture to describe the transition from the boldness of winter to the gentleness of spring.   But how about that tricky last line?   'It sheepishly leaves after one half and four.'  What's that talking about?   It's a round about way of expressing the number of weeks in March.

NEW RIDDLE:
I tally up the alphabet
A marathon also
Atomic iron, there am I
What am I, can you tell?

(answer:  see 3/31/12 piece)

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 3/24/12.

Timing and Cues

The tone and theme music of this piece work well with Weekend Edition Saturday.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Walk 'em on Down Bass Blues Loryn Long live performance. none 2008 :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com