Spotlight Poetry – A Riddle – A Poem by Jonathan Swift

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The image depicts a painting titled Winter by the artist Cristina Stefan. The work is an abstract winter landscape painting. The artist has used a limited palette of cold colours that infer the onset of Winter.The image supports the poem A Riddle written by the poet Jonathan Swift.
© Cristina Stefan, Winter, 2016

A Riddle by Jonathan Swift

I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.

Though so much of Heaven appears in my make,
The foulest impressions I easily take.

Can you solve the riddle?

Poem Attribution © Jonathan Swift, A Riddle

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Painting Attribution © Cristina Stefan, Winter, 2016

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