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Questions tagged [poetry]

Puzzles that are presented in the form of any of the various types of poetry.

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Alone, I am a group of three

Alone, I am a group of three. When the leader becomes the trailer then I just did me. Then reverse, turn back, I'm seven of twelve times two, The one that's last to first is drunk ...
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This poem is complete, except the solution to it

First, hide the text, come on, no spoilers here; Second, bash at it, you have nothing to fear; Third, pair up and basic pigpen, flagging every time; Fourth, use the force, wait, no, ...
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Cube poem puzzle [closed]

My friend uploaded this to her page, and I have been watching it for some time now and can not crack it. Maybe there is nothing but I am not sure. First letters are spell (OSVIA) which is a twitter ...
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A Fossil of a Puzzle

Here's a poetic identification riddle for everybody. Good Luck! Type of a card, not for gifts or to play Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of ...
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Excited Raichu's Riley Riddle

Here's my first attempt at a Riley! Good luck! The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; Sit down, relax, or sleep for a while. My infix is, mathematically; One point six times ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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Eight lines and an eye

Nine equals play (with dot inside) - Try to connect it all. Now tell exactly - what am I, and which direction do I go?
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Six gems, six shelves, and far too many puzzle rhymes

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. You enter a well-lit, round chamber. As the party enters the room, the door behind you slams shut. No amount of effort can ...
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The Temple of the Niffugcam

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1 The party has entered the legendary Temple of the Niffugcam to recover the legendary artifact, also named Niffugcam. After a ...
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Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made). Welcome. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out ...
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Is it that time of the year already?

Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here. I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear. Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak. Keep you captive fairless, ...
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Encrypted Puzzling Poem

Zugvi gsrh ormv, ivzw gsv mvcg gszg rh lww, Evib jfrxpob, svzw gl gsv ormv gszg nvzmh gsv kivurc jfzw, Tllw! Blf'iv xzgxsrmt lm, uiln sviv gl ormv hrc, Vevmgfzoob blf'oo urmw gsv nrcvw zxilhgrxh. ...
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It's a brand new age

A brand new age of technology Six in Italian terminology Of not only French but Spanish too After that, I certainly approve Falling with sickness, in bed I wait But that was ...
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A Kingly Riddle

I am sometimes meant to educate, Sixteen against but my size is just eight, Warfare recorded a few letters at a time, But death over me considered a crime, I'm French or ...
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I am found in a pool, never sinking nor afloat; pass the squares that I rule, and a soldier must promote

Riddle me this: Although I'm a cube, I do not have six sides; Beneath me is green, although no grass resides. My pockets are large enough — I can fall in! But then you'll fall ...
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Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made). Alien. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out ...
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There is a Hole in my Promise

I promised I would not make anymore Riley Riddles... ...I failed to keep it. Riddle me this: My prefix and its prefix, are each an animal. They fly, but one will only do it if ...
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A Heroic Riley Riddle (Risen)

Before the Hero had risen, there was another before him. Riddle me this: My prefix rises when suspicious; See surprises, dark and raucous. Our possession keeps my suffix; Hoots ...
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A Heroic Riley Riddle Rises

Riddle me this: My prefix, discovered ahead. My suffix had started instead. My infix may point with a role. I am cloaked by a joint super soul. For example, a vampire flies one. He is ...
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An Arranged Riley Riddle

My prefix bends bridges and branches in dozens. My suffix sends mail with what one-hundred governs. My infix appears three times, hectic and scattered. I meet engineers, for the looks ...
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An Undisturbed Riley Riddle

Riddle me this: My prefix is gotten before the race starts. My suffix will enter without pausing parts. My infix will soften with heat, switching hearts. I am, altogether, a place to remain....
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A Funny Riley Riddle

Riddle me this: My prefix can rip and tear, pointy or curled, Where ours mainly grip unless werewolves exist. My suffix is greener in one perfect world. Some yellow is seen, where some ...
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Teapot riddle no.16 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.16 (fan made). Proceed. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out ...
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Teapot riddle no.13 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.13 (fan made). Direction. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure ...
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Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made). Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out the ...
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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but I ...
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The First Great War

I am a great battle; long ago I took place, The name is Nick though that wasn't always the case. The King or the prince, which one was greater?, Some said "The king!, The prince, he came ...
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Ready every count until raspy seers inure oaths noble

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 I'm hoping this fits into this. Right is a just cause, or a just cause is right. Every day should be happy, or happiness should ...
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Another four haikus

I can push away, Or pull back to me instead, Only in certain ways. I like my brother, Though we don't quite look alike, He's my one other. I'm a fickle thing, I don't really like ...
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Bounteous Beauty (A Haiku)

Since my riddles typically rhyme, I wanted to try my hand at another form of poetry. I hope you enjoy. Strong scents give me life Pleasing to the eye, I give Each day a fresh breath ...
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My Final Song to Riley

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 This will also be my final Riley Riddle for a week or two because it is arriving near the end of the term and school is expecting ...
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a spell for summoning help

Mutter dos de thou around a rhetorical shape, then pause with the hero of Card's game. Then let it sit for far too long while the celts tell you how many bards came. Our protagonist makes another ...
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Will this be my final Riley Riddle?

This won't be my final one, although the riddle suggests otherwise... Riddle me this: My prefix might be two, but dominatės an aching storm; Though rid the kind of regulär a pirate ...
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My body is pale, though I never fear. I might share a tale, perhaps insincere

Riddle me this: I speak without a voice, where you can see without an eye. A heart without a beat, I hold, can make you laugh and cry. I turn before I twist, but cannot twist before I turn. ...
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The Flowers Riled Her… But the Stranger's Wilder

I was away on school camp for three days — but I am back now, catching up on what I missed out on, as well as giving you what you missed out on, too. My prefix is basic ending all that it sees. ...
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Are these Haikus More or Less related?

As the cloudless sky Hues the days are bounded by Ball of fire knows why Warning and Alarm Envious of others' charm Cold enough to harm The correct answer should be seven(7) letters ...
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Two Eyes Are Actually Open

Apparently @El-Guest is good at solving rebus puzzles... oh, we'll see... Here is another rebus puzzle I drew... but a little different. Ugh, it is a bad photo. It has some stains on it, and a ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently ...
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A Gentle Riley Riddle

...although I hope the difficulty is not too severe (but you just never fully know on this site!). My prefix serves a trotter, that of which is not a horse. My suffix might find water, at the ...
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Feast Your Eyes on a Riley Riddle

Currently working on my fourth anagram puzzle, so in the meantime, I have made a Riley Riddle. Sorry if this riddle seems rather lazy or if the title appears subjective (depending on whether you like ...
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I was inspired by an addiction to riddles

Inspired by this Addicted to Riddles puzzle by @BrentHackers, I have created my own addicted to riddles puzzle. So... How do you know if you're addicted to riddles? 1. My silky feathers serve a ...
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A little fat man

I'm a little fat man with a bright red coat I've a stick in my hand and a stone in my throat What am I? (I am not a gnome of any sort, so please stop posting this!) This is a pretty big hint so be ...
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A Daring Riley Riddle

My prefix is called out after, The first that passes forty from ties. My suffix might be the laughter, When mother's ghost discerns no cries. My infix is a way of air, Releasing a way of strong ...
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A Writer Named Poky Was Betrayed

Riddle me this: I am home to the letters, But I am not the alphabet. Whenever there be errors, The display may then correct / A corner may correct. You can find my ancestor, Only in the ...
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My prefix is a formula, my suffix being shared

The following riddle was inspired by what is referred to as "Riley Puzzles / Riddles" (example). My prefix is a formula, My suffix being shared. My infix starts a warm colour, Though cast away ...
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I Have No Lungs

Riddle me this: I have no lungs, but I can breathe, Where you, yourself, cannot. Via me, the greenwoods seethe, Where my cheeks will flush when hot. I have no lungs, but I can drown, ...
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Youth is, Inevitably, the Nature of Yielding Adulthood. Nurture it Greatly

Riddle me this: We are both black and white with two seeds, But they each can never be planted; Through our swirl, philosophy proceeds, But our balance is taken for granted. Our forces ...
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You Can Find Me in a Pickle Jar, But Not if There's Cookies (By Far!)

Riddle me this: I'm in a pillow, but not in a blanket; In a piano, but not in a crotchet; In a picnic, but not in a basket; Close to four, but far from a quartet. I'm not for treasure, ...
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A Lonely Lady on An Island

Riddle me this: I have a crown, but not a throne, And a flame that does not burn. I hold a book with numbers shown, But the pages can't be turned. My giant robes are always green; My ...
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Before This, I May Hide; After This, I'm Fortified

Riddle me this: Flames are home to one of mine; Of truth and suffering, I exist; Up when dark my phases shine; Read a compass, I insist. Faith included, they bring luck; Other weathers ...