# Riddles 11

EASY:A sweet geometryThat quickly disappears.Becomes palatial tinge,This small, white bit of cheer.ANSWER: A sugar cubeA cube of sugar dissolves quickly in one's coffee or tea. Once dissolved, the sugar becomes a sweet, cheerful tinge on the tongue.INTERMEDIATEHaiku is structured in syllables,But here each stage by feet is done.A stone is thrown. A task is shown.Then: one, two, one, two, one, two, one.ANSWER: HopscotchSomewhat like the pattern of the syllables in a haiku (5-7-5), the steps of a hopscotch game are ordered according to the number of feet one uses. After throwing a stone and seeing your task, the hopper jumps (with two legs) and hops (with one leg) to victory.DIFFICULTThe field is budding with new day's growth.The farmer awakes and it starts to rain.The earth is cleansed. The field is cut.The field lies smooth, but the farmer feels pain.ANSWER: A Morning ShaveThe "field" in this riddle is a man's face -- budding each morning with one day's growth of facial hair. When the man wakes up he showers, cleaning the "earth," and then "cuts the field." While his field now lies smooth, the farmer feels the pain of razorburn.