#1 At night I come without being fetched. At day I am gone without being stolen.
#2 Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear, all day we are bitterly pressed; Yet this I will say – We are full all the day, and empty when we go to rest.
#3 Here, in this place, you swallow me. Yet, were I more, I could swallow you.
#4 Name me and so shall you break me.
#5 Always do I tell the truth, yet cannot speak. Look to me and see what really is.
#6 I have two heads but one body. The more I stand still the faster I run.
#7 I can have no color, though there may be darkness within. I have no weight and hold nothing, and if placed in a container it becomes lighter.
#8 Of all your possessions, I am the hardest to guard. If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you no longer have me.
#9 Alive as you but without breath, as cold in my life as in my death; never a thirst though. I always drink dressed in a mail but never a cling.
#10 I am free for the taking through all of your life, though given but once at birth. I am less than nothing in weight, but will fell the strongest of you if held.
#11 I have holes throughout, from back to front and top to bottom to core. More nothing than something within, and yet I still hold water.
#12 They flow and leap, but only as you pass. Dress yourself in darkest black, and they are darker still. Always they flee in the light, though without the sun there would be none.
#13 They come to witness the night without being called, a sailor’s guide and a poet’s tears. They are lost to sight each day without the hand of a thief.
#14 The more that there is, the less that you see. Squint all you wish when surrounded by me.
#15 A spirited jig it dances bright, banishing all but darkest night. Give it food and it will live, give it water and it will die.
#16 Lighter than what I am made of, more of me is hidden than is seen, I am the bane of the mariner, a tooth within the sea. Speak my name.
#3 Jar of Water
#11 A Sponge