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These two stanzas are describing the same thing, what is it?

Glowing   brightly  as         though     a          sky
Freely    oxidizing will       make       me         hot
Find      me        obsequious as         your       son 
Sparkling daily     as         gorgeous   as         sea
Slowly    but       surely     developing life       tendrils 
Aviary    friend    and        church     associated eminence 
 This  big - ger  of     twins  is     my   star-ter  
 These two   dou -bles   are    the    same but  not  
 The   se  - cond first, same   in     all  but  size  
 The   odd   one, not    like   an  -  y    o -  ther  
 This  last, the  se  -  cond's miens, but  u -  nique  

Note: The title is just that, a title. No more, no less.

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    $\begingroup$ i don't have everything quite fitting in but looks like the 1st stanza is describing properties and 2nd stanza is talking about the structure of - o#o## is it right? $\endgroup$ – WeShall Oct 17 '16 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ If I'm understanding you correctly that would be a step in the right direction. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ Let me post it as answer, if it is not what you have in mind will remove it. $\endgroup$ – WeShall Oct 17 '16 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ is the odd structure of lining syllables up in columns necessary? It makes this difficult to read $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Oct 17 '16 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ It's purely for aesthetics, so no. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 16:33
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It's

Google!

In the first stanza,

reading the first word of the first line, the second of the second, and so on gives:

Glowing Oxidizing Obsequious Gorgeous Life Eminence.

Each line hints at that color of the Google logo (blue, red, yellow, blue, green, and red) and none of the other words start with those letters. (found by GentlePurpleRain)

In the second stanza,

each line is a clue to a letter. The "bigger of twins" is one of two Gs, but the only capitalized one; the "two doubles" are the same letter (o) but different colours in the logo; the "second first" is the second occurrence of the first letter (another g, but lowercase); the "odd one" is the only non-rounded letter (L); and finally the letter e looks similar to the letter o in size and shape.

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct all around, just missing some clues in the first stanza. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ The first stanza is describing the colours of the letters: Sky = blue, hot = red, son (sun) = yellow, sea = blue, life = green, cardinal (bird/priest) = red. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Oct 17 '16 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ I also noticed that none of the other words in the first stanza (aside from the six you pointed out) start with those letters. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Oct 17 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, It was rather difficult to not use those starting letters. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 19:48
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I think it could be

The sun

From the first riddle:

Glowing brightly as though a sky

Its a burning ball of gas

Freely oxidizing will make me hot

It is very hot

Find me obsequious as your son

son --> sun

Sparkling daily as gorgeous as sea

It doesn't do much else

Slowly but surely developing life tendrils

Plumes of erupting flames

Aviary friend and church associated eminence

Son of God?

For the second:

This big - ger of twins is my star-ter

Sun is a lot bigger than a son

These two dou -bles are the same but not

Pronounced the same, spelt different

The se - cond first, same in all but size

Son is smaller than sun or vice versa

The odd one, not like an - y o - ther

Not sure

This last, the se - cond's miens, but u - nique

Not sure what that even means

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting idea, but going in a completely wrong direction. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 15:06
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Is it

Hydrogen

Glowing brightly as though a sky

The sun is made of hydrogen

Freely oxidizing will make me hot

H2 reacts with every oxidizing element

Find me obsequious as your son

The sun is made of hydrogen

Sparkling daily as gorgeous as sea

The sun is made of hydrogen

These two dou -bles are the same but not The se - cond first, same in all but size The odd one, not like an - y o - ther This last, the se - cond's miens, but u - nique

I don't know enough about chemistry to say for sure, but I'm assuming this has to do with the different isotopes of hydrogen

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a similar mindset to BeastlyGerbil's answer, and as such is still far in the wrong direction. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 17 '16 at 16:29

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