Riddle on a Plate: What Am I?

Stone walls Aran Islands Ireland

Vitellus stares out from its wreath of albumen;
cured and smoked belly strips dare.

Fermented endosperm thanks magical fungus;
lycopene flaunts from its sphere.

Tuberous nightshade’s with musical fruit;
spore-bearing wonders are near.

Sliced pudding’s sincerely iron-ic.
Clearly, there’s plenty to share.

{Update: The riddle is explained in the comments, and you can check out a photo here: Gargleblaster page, #24 of 42}

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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30 Responses to Riddle on a Plate: What Am I?

  1. TN Kerr says:

    I believe I know the answer. I have written it down on a piece of paper, time stamped it, placed it in an envelope (which I sealed afterward) and gave it to my lawyer for safekeeping. He has been instructed to open the envelope at the end of the challenge and pass my answer on to you.

    Ha ha. This was great Marcy.

  2. Great way to take on the question, with a riddle! I’d eat what’s on this plate, if I got that view to go with it. 🙂
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  3. Uma says:

    That’s definitely a view to die for. Who cares what’s on the plate! It also seems as though nature divided them all in equal slices, easy to share 🙂
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  4. Stacie says:

    I think I know too (but I’ll have to check back to be sure-I’m sure there’s at least one thing on that plate that I wouldn’t eat). So clever, Marcy!
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  5. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    A most unique (and expertly wordsmithed) take on an full English breakfast! Nicely done, Marcy!
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  6. I was very curious which of your travel adventures would be the source of your gargleblaster answer this week.
    I have a general answer to the riddle, but I’m stumped on a few of the components. The musical fruit is my least favorite addition to the plate.
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  7. Silverleaf says:

    Ah, fond memories of my years there – the view and the food, that is! Riddles are fun, especially when you can figure out the answer 🙂
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  8. Swoosieque says:

    I must confess, I knew some of the things you spoke of but had to cheat and google a couple others. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll have this for breakfast. 😀

    I loved your concept of turning this into a riddle!
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  9. Nathan James says:

    I never partook of the full Irish breakfast when I was there. Mostly because at that time I was vegetarian. I missed out on quite a bit of food because of that. “Lycopene flaunts from its sphere.” Way to make a tomato sound like a harlot.
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  10. Shailaja V says:

    I confess I couldn’t get the entire picture, but I like what you painted on the plate 🙂
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  11. abugandabee says:

    I have no idea. 🙂

  12. Christine says:

    Wow, Marcy, I think this is the first time somebody answered the question with a riddle. I think Douglas Adams would approve. I really love the lush vocabulary – it’s obviously intended to obfuscate, but such beautiful words! Great poem – thanks for linking it up!
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  13. Your riddle is more delicious than the plate of food it describes – a wonderful take on the prompt.
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    • Marcy says:

      Aw thanks, but the plate of food was good, although very heavy. I wasn’t crazy about the last item, but the rest of it was delicious.

  14. What a tasty flirty riddle delight!
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  15. Marcy says:

    Thanks for all the great comments. Here’s the answer to the riddle.

    Full Irish Breakfast, featuring (line by line):

    An egg (vitellus = yolk, albumen = egg white),
    bacon,
    bread (wheat thanking yeast),
    tomato,
    potato, beans (the musical fruit),
    mushrooms,
    black pudding (blood pudding).

    I’ll post a photo when I add it to my Gargleblaster page: http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/42-2/

    Thanks for playing along 🙂
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