Reflect & Dissect

Brain Teaser:
What is the similarity between the following words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven?
(answer below)

dissect daylight
make conscious efforts clear
develop insight
twilight draws near

senryu:you are in the mirror

myths in the mirror
foster monsters in the mind
reflection is key

Live to serve until each dies
our pleasant cotton puff sheep
A link between the wool over one’s eyes
and a night of quality sleep

Close eyes
Ug use rock
This hurt lot
You be gud
Or not be gud

Brain Facts:
Signs of successful brain surgeries go as far back as the Stone Age.

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If you take the first letter of each word and place it at the end, it will spell the same word backwards.

38 thoughts on “Reflect & Dissect

  1. Hi mouse, excellent finish to the week. That brain teaser is a good one. I knew it had something to do with moving around letters, but I wouldn’t have guessed it.

    Your senryu is perfect.

    Have a great weekend,

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    1. Hey eden
      Thanks. I still have the weekend posts to come πŸ˜‰ I have recently thought of only posting Monday to Friday. Maybe I’ll change that soon and reclaim my weekend πŸ˜‚
      It was a tricky one. I can say precisely how tricky since I had the answer and could see the pattern.
      I was rather proud of that senryu. Thank you so much πŸ’š
      Enjoy your weekend


  2. Once again, Mouse, your post engaged me. I particularly liked your first three poems. The brain teaser was fun. I came up with an alternate one that didn’t work too well with “voodoo” or “assess” but could. There are two repeating letters in each word and they go in opposite order. Like “ev” and “ve” in “revive”. I guess that is how your solution works; I guess I was too narrow in my scope. πŸ™‚ Fun!

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    1. I was hoping people would enjoy the teasers and facts, I do.
      An alternate answer would be interesting, I certainly couldn’t come up with one.
      It does add to the difficulty only given the information that the words have something in common.
      Glad you enjoyed it 😊

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  3. Great closers for the week. You totally got me with the teaser. These were are fun, my fav, the sheep, sleep, woolly thoughts. πŸ˜‰πŸ’™

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    1. Thank you charmer.
      It was a thought I had but I knew if I kept it cryptic it could be perceived a few ways.
      I guess I can claw one back in the jealousy department πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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