Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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Container without order

You try to see doubly well But I'm not for locations You try to slither in through But I'm not for foreign words Don't worry, I'm here to store You just need a key to find The time admits it's no ...
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Where Is My Home?

I am not from where you're from, But you've seen my home before. It's smaller than you're used to, With weather you can't ignore. In the morning you see it, And in the evening it's there, But if you ...
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There is no going back!

I live my life on the top floor, Yet still aiming to get from where I am to something more, An upgrade if you will, Just by climbing the hill, For glory to my possessor! I usually take baby steps ...
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Can you figure out my name?

I can be mad, I can be wrong, Both my lines are equally long, With out I cancel a mistake, With up I fake, I have a green opposite, And a hollow opponent when you see me in a game, Can you figure out ...
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So Familiar, Yet So Misunderstood

Anna says: You have those I ask for size Though not everything inside Completing the order of queue That's how I acquire you Alex says: Number of queues I cannot count Joined to pose you, a new ...
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What is the pattern/property in this poem?

Here is a poem in the Persian language which has a special property. The language itself does not affect the pattern and there is no need-to-know Persian to find the pattern. The pattern can be ...
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A classic "What am I?"

Used to remove or to choose, remove a letter for a better shot or used on string physical I can be yet also cannot add a letter for a description, or remove the first one to act used every day by ...
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Adventures of the riddle (solve the riddle)

In sports and games, I'm in the play, Bouncing and spinning, throughout the day. From basketball to tennis, I'm found, A familiar sight, rolling around. In nature's realm, I bring delight, A fruit so ...
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The Poem's in the Wires

Here's one I thought folks here might appreciate. It'll require a combination of codebreaking (or codefinding) and a tiny dab of cryptic mindset. What poem is written below? For bonus points, provide ...
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This poem is titled Ζ-Gap

The answer is a two-digit number. Do whatever you want to play Solution is one step away Mine for alien harmony Take some notes you want to declare Regions you were so unaware Fundamental is always ...
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Shrouded Sonnets on the Sable Tablet

Enter from the north and traverse the path unseen. Left, right, up, or down, your choices shall glean. With each step, leave not your path behind, For only those who dare to venture shall find. So ...
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Keep stealing from me

Steal my completeness and I'm still productive. Steal my productivity and I'm still normal. Steal my normality and I'm still metric. Steal my metric and I'm still open. What am I?
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Sensational Riddle!

Silent guide of our perception, Shrouded in mystery and deception. Easily brings forth a smile, or a tear so nice, Power that can stir even the coldest of ice. Silent whispers, carried on the wind, ...
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An Ode to Scary Ginkgo von Barry

What follows is a riddle and query: An ode to my cat Ginkgo von Barry. My sweet little cat the neighbors find scary. The mailman’s so scared, he will always tear, and then he turns blue, ...
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A Brief Introduction

I'm certainly not the best in the room but I do what I can and results are good. I'm never around for too long in the end, wouldn't stop for a minute to breathe, if I could. My color is silver, my ...
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Neo-Futurist Poetry

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #4: Cross-*non*-words Skyline's better half mirrored – a perfect pangram and yet a poem. (5) The answer to this crossword is the unclued 1-Down, a ...
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Who is the king?

High king on high throne lost his favorite son, watched him fading for days 'til he was finally gone. Crestfallen and desperate, a million tears he cried as he lamented his passing, and wore black ...
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If you give me, you may be forsaken

I can be given and taken. When given, the giver is often forsaken. I come in a garden variety and more, but cannot be bought at your typical store. When you can take me, you may well rejoice, or ...
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My Life Story- What Am I?

Here's my life recap, just for fun- I was a gangster at age one! Hesitation soon surrounded me And I was disgusting by age three. I got between the rarest in the crust And by five became anything I ...
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Enthusiastic Expression (in Blue)

Pardon the bad poetry, but who am I thinking of? Uncle Sam took a journey to France, Sky-high wisps for to move with his feet, And to feel a particular emotion, A feeling so down-low and sweet. He'd ...
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An ever-changing riddle

To find me, you must first find my pairs, A swarm of creatures, skittering inside walls, Torturing the old way, sometimes using a chair, A powerful figure, there until its empire falls, Or some ...
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A most important riddle

I can burn, I can attack, I can ache, I can break, Add my head, you might find me in a shack, Move my head, you can go on a long trek. I can stop, I can eclipse, I can throb, or be warming, Remove my ...
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What's the minimum number of five letter words that form a haiku, if it's possible at all?

Inspired by Wordle, I wondered if it's possible to have a Wordle game that forms a haiku? The question is in two parts: Is it possible to form a Haiku using only five letter English words (e.g. using ...
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A Ravenous Riddle

I’ve lost a phrase in here, can you find it? Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, ...
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Overlap Deluxe!

My prefix used to levitate a ball When he was just a lowly youth, and small. His friends are not con, but surely quite pro. He's rarely an object, just so you know. My infix will happily take your ...
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Little search for the bored: Find the hidden word

My lovely poem: To won my feisty price You have to ztop the pies We don't wont urban mice We wamt the lumb life, guys! A secret word is hidden in the poem. What is it? Hint:
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An animal, posed in a poem

I might sound fe_ _ _ _ Yet I'm in the opposite. Do not count my _ _ _ _s It was one originally. But you can spell out A bright star in me! And please be sure that you're Going to the right direction! ...
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Please, Identify the Ated Als

I seek his crypt and come to visit the site of Humpty's fated falls where definitions aren't explicit. But as with most awaited walls, connect the groups and you won't miss it. Please, identify the ...
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Find the 3 Famous Numbers

There are 3 clues hidden in the poem below. Each clue reveals a famous number. Find the 3 famous numbers and explain your answer in detail. By. This. I. reveal three clues displaying The relentless ...
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A Simple Loop with A Poetry?

Who is he really? Please answer this question of mine Starting from the top-leftmost white cell and then You are still going clockwise by Taking the letters where you are turning left but Not, once ...
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Mother Nature's Broken Heart

Mother Nature's broken heart sighs, and in reaction start the tears. The weather without him: feminine wrath; Vestal vim.
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Three odd objects run in a race. How did they fare? How was the chase?

Seven minutes, turn it on Put it under, turn it off Dice it, chop it, lay it out Add meat and bun and pour it out It's an old puzzle But I won't be a muzzle Can you guess what they are And how they ...
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A tribe's misfortune - A short poem

The first day we arrived, under a strong rain, That night we ate pilau, relieving the pain. We asked, soaked and with only land to bribe: "Will ownership help rebuild our tribe?" But they ...
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Imagine a chess board, but seven-eighths wide

My grandfather wrote me this riddle on a napkin when I was 12. It took me more than a year to solve, but I got it eventually. He said I didn't get it until I had explained the sections, so explain ...
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What am I? (round or flat)

What am I? Some call me sphere Some call me flat I am a organism according to some intellectuals Some say I am replaceable with others but for most I am the only one People love me I give the best but ...
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Who am I? - A Historical Identity Riddle

I am a person known throughout the world, And yet my accomplishments that are remembered are like some cosmic joke. I change a piece of clothing just one time! And so I lost the war. My last battle, ...
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Hope and Peace on Earth

Cold and dandy, I shuffled inside Rejecting cheers pealing far and wide. "Total nonsense!" cried my bitter heart, "May these festives forever depart." Cauldron ablaze, my plan in ...
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Yesterday, I Had Tears (return)

Totally inspired by Yesterday I had Tears by @MrPie, thinking I had an answer, it led to a poem of it's own... Riddle Me That: I'm filled with tears, You won't see me cry; I've been seen for years, ...
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What are the Creatures?

You look all around as the darkness has cleared And now in your presence you see something weird Two creatures before you, oh what a strange sight One man is burning and shines brilliant light Next to ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 21): How the Grinch Trolled Quizmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Some of the ...
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Please focus, now

Take the helm, be present, remove your bib, and do not blink for the Dane is coming and you must have your witz about you. Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 (enigmatic-puzzle spoiler)
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Does this contain a cosmic riddle?

I have recently returned from travelling the globe, and while I saw many sights on my Ulyssian adventure, one in particular remains with me... While walking through an ancient Middle Eastern cave ...
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The times they are a-changin'

Nude, tall and blue, Yellow's new love, Owl too, though late, Under the hood, Symmetry in motion, outlawed, good. This is my first yadu, enjoy!
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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A rhyming riddle: "Line them up in order..."

Line them up in order, And into teams as well. Each of them’s a character, Under someone’s spell. Some have foreign accents And put on different things: A cute hat, something grave, Tails and dots and ...
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The Tale of Two Teams

A proverb and a myth, I will tell you a tale of two teams. I saw them last night in my dreams. The one team was sleeker, but started much weaker, The other was strong from the start. Yes, the other ...
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The Mantra Riddle

A sentence that can never fail A broken foot without its tail Almost there... reverse one sound By turns mundane and quite profound. The mantra is your compass then Your watch to know exactly when It ...
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As Slaughter Crept unto the Sheep

Turn in my lord! Turn in my lord! But water I cannot afford. Some milk is best at your request. Now hide you and get you some rest. But as he sleep, to him she creep, As slaughter crept unto the ...
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The Poem of Love and Grace [closed]

Here is a simple poetry riddle I just thought up. Enjoy! A king, so great, lives fifteen years more, A giant, so mighty, his power so easily tore. A shepherd, in the wild, a stick to a snake, A death,...
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The Abysmal King

What was the king's name (missing from the riddle), but more interestingly, what was the king trying to hide? Slay me now, and take a solemn vow, Men can't say I might have died this way, Thrust ...
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