What do you fill with empty hands?
A black dog is sleeping in the middle of a black road that has no streetlights and there is no moon. A car coming down the road with its lights off steers around the dog. How did the driver know the dog was there?
It was daytime.
You can’t keep this until you have given it.
A promise (or your word).
He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
What is it that everybody does at the same time?
One way I’m feeling normal,
Another I’m extremely thin,
I could be a punishment,
Or the type who always wins.
I’m free from all impurity,
And you may have divined,
I have a keen edge,
But of course I am refined.
The riddle refers to a variety of meanings of the word fine.
Feeling normal refers to when you feel fine.
Extremely thin refers to a fine thread.
A punishment refers to being charged a fee.
The one who wins refers to an athlete who is physically trained and hardened close to the limit of efficiency.
Free from impurity refers to measuring the fineness of precious metals.
A keen edge refers to a knife with a fine edge.
Refined refers to fine manners or elegance.
Early ages the iron boot tread,
with Europe at her command.
Through time power slipped and fled,
’til the creation of new holy land.
Who am I?
Italy / Rome.
I go around in circles,
But always straight ahead
No matter where I am led.
All about, but cannot be seen,
Can be captured, cannot be held
No throat, but can be heard.
Sounds / noises.
A harvest sown and reaped on the same day
In an unplowed field,
Which increases without growing,
Remains whole though it is eaten
Within and without,
Is useless and yet
The staple of nations.