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Glare at me, while I at you

Worship this familiar with glimmer

While I stand in unfrequented gloom

Common, still I elude avaricious hands

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    $\begingroup$ Is it a Pokemon?? $\endgroup$ – Daedric Jan 22 '16 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ Haha! No (but as a fan of the manga, anime and TCG, I like your guess) $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ "Glare At You Glare At Me" is my favorite Genesis song $\endgroup$ – question_asker Jan 22 '16 at 19:23
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I think you are..

a star!


Glare at me, while I at you

I suppose stars can resemble eyes, so when you look at them, you can imagine them looking back at you.

Author's note: "Glare" is a word-play. It can mean "stare", which is what you do at stars, and it can also mean "shine", which is what they do at you.

Worship this familiar with glimmer

It is safe to say that everyone sees the starry night sky quite frequently. Those glimmering stars are quite familiar, are they not?

Author's note: The answer is a word-play too. Not only are celestial stars worshipped, but we also adore famous celebrities ("stars") with paparazzi camera flashes.

While I stand in unfrequented gloom

Stars are surrounded by the dark night sky.

Author's note: Stars are also solitary, never visited. Celebrities could also certainly feel lonely where they are.

Common, still I elude avaricious hands

There are countless stars dotting the sky, eternally out of reach.

Author's note: Indeed! Also, celebrities are common in general, but those who desire to personally get to know them will most often find them out of reach.

Author's note:

Now I understand all the more why we call celebrities "stars"!

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  • $\begingroup$ This answer is correct! I'll edit your answer to show the interpretation of the lines. $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ Haha, I love the feel when I have just posted the answer seconds ago and it's already accepted. Yes, by all means feel free to edit! :) $\endgroup$ – SpiritFryer Jan 22 '16 at 16:15
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    $\begingroup$ For the record, I like the spirit of the suggested edit ("Author's note") here a lot more than the norm of the OP insisting you add every word of their reasoning as it exists inside their head before they'll accept an answer. $\endgroup$ – question_asker Jan 22 '16 at 16:26
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Is it

your reflection in a mirror?

Glare at me, while I at you

This is obviously what you see looking in a mirror.

Worship this familiar with glimmer

appears to refer both to the familiarity of your own reflection, and the glimmer from the surface of the mirror.

While I stand in unfrequented gloom

could be a reference to our inability to frequent the world we see in reflections,

Common, still I elude avaricious hands

a reference to both the commonplace nature of reflections, combined with our inability to grasp something in a reflection.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a very good guess, and based on your hints, might be acceptable as a secondary answer to the riddle... but not the answer I had in mind. Great thinking! $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ I'll also add that your answer is not close to the official answer, so try something else! $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 15:31
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I think it might be:

Your shadow. (I personally think the mirror answer explains the first two stanzas better though)

Glare at me, while I at you:

This could be explained by the fact your shadow mimics your actions.

Worship this familiar with glimmer:

your shadow spreads across surfaces, unevenly , depending on the sources of light casting it. This can make it shimmer and stuff. (And light glimmers)

While I stand in unfrequented gloom:

You (most of the time) stand in the feet of your shadow's feet, and yet cannot frequent the space your shadow occupies. (otherwise your shadow disappears)

Common, still I elude avaricious hands:

Shadows are everywhere, yet they are impossible to grasp/take/etc...

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  • $\begingroup$ Some good thoughts. The "glimmer" guess was a bit far-fetched, but I especially liked your interpretation and use of the word "stand", which isn't a help to the actual answer. Good stuff! $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ Glimmer could be used to describe the diffraction which occurs around the edges. $\endgroup$ – bye Jan 22 '16 at 22:19
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I think it might be:

A diamond

Glare at me, while I at you:

Not sure, but the translucence of a raw diamond could be associated with a glare.

Worship this familiar with glimmer:

Worship the stone by polishing it, till it shines

While I stand in unfrequented gloom:

They are buried deep in the bed rock

Common, still I elude avaricious hands:

Even the rich and greedy have a hard time getting them, and at times kill for them.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is another great answer that fits all the clues! Good stuff! See the accepted answer for the one I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – Adam Denoon Jan 22 '16 at 22:07

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