So aside from being a voracious reader and general polymath I love the English language too and though I admit it has crippled me with respect to learning other languages quickly it does not mean I will stop trying.
As you may have noticed I do write poetry as the whim or muse takes me, but I also enjoy a good riddle.
This is one from the vaults and was originally destined to tease a friend of mine Marina, more colloquially know as HotForWords. She liked it so much she turned it into one of her lessons.
Bad luck now though, 'cause unless you have saved it already it has been marked private. Which suits me fine as that means no cheating :P
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and feel free to put your guesses in the comments. I will wait for either 10 guesses or 10 days depending on which comes first before revealing the answer and the surprising truth behind the word.
Now comes a word part shrouded in mystery,
Though long time used throughout our history,
It's as common a word as petals on a breeze
Or as the autumn colours fall from the trees.
Used by all, from knaves to Kings
It truly has been a wonderful thing
It let cities be built as never before
And found its place at everyones' door.
It truly is global, all around the earth
But none so close as to our own hearth