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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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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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Take a deep breath

Here's a quick one that should be easy. You've heard me before. A Cinematic Icon Perfect audio. What am I?
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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What on Mars? (A Poem-based riddle)

I make your hair fall Your heart begins to fall, too But I don't cut them. I can be a rock In some places, I'm some dust You won't live much more. Uranium Mines An underground toxic find I ...
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Time to Settle Down!

Lots of puzzles on this site take some time to solve. Nothing wrong with that, but I'll try to introduce a short puzzle every now and then :) Gold is my meal; Silver, I free; My colour reveals ...
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Shot in the heavens afar

A cloak blankets way overhead, Beginning the time for your bed. Remember my comfort and love Inviting the skies up above. Look! You can reach like a kite; Look and not burn from ...
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My body leaves; my core can stay

My body leaves; my core can stay, Where I shall breathe another way. The route of south I always linger. My arms have arms; my ring no finger. What am I?
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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What doth I be?

Embraced by rock, then taken by the air Born unto water, yet a friend of fire Child of the gods of the sky Who am I, who am I? As mighty as the rock As a fast as the wind As wise as water As ...
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Riddle - What does it mean?

What am I? 03/04/19 13:36 UTC This is very abundant The most that you'll see And its group and number Is what you will need Now somewhat repetetive For you who ...
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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Oh, one short ode of love

I'm to grow in mind If now onto learning; And to show understanding, We cannot be blind. Where is the heart? :) Inspired by this (thanks @Bass!)
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The King's new dress

The King has come to me at once And ordered that I make a suit "The suit should have a lot of folds Contain a lot of metal discs Please color it by using paint Then decorate with flower ...
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On watercrafts I was on board. What am I?

A part of me's mechanical. The other is electrical. I'm named after an ancient word. On watercrafts I was on board. - My weaknesses helped to kill some men. Thus I am remembered now and then. ...
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Precipitation, etc

Precipitation, falling from heavy clouds, Crashing down onto delicate flowers. Thin sensory organs placed on Young feline mammals. Glimmering metallic sheen of No. 29, Forming ...
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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It was often searched for. What is it?

Maybe it's wooden. Maybe it's golden. It could be made out of greenish glass. Most likely it has not that much mass. - Some think it is already found, Most think it could still be somewhere ...
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I am the light that shines in the dark

First go at writing a riddle, here goes: I am the light that shines in the dark Sometimes I've a friend to whom you should hark There's no match for me, I'm buzzing with energy If you ...
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Ahoy, Ye Traveler!

I am a traveler. In birth, I had struggles, but shifted a tad to become a double saint, Based, to be honest, on what I could do with a bit of paint. I'm proud to say that I became ...
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Just another “What am I” poem

Here's a little poem; try to guess "what I am." I accept every answer as long as the explanation is satisfying. You can't touch me as you like I can be a cushion for your mind But too often I'm a ...
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I can't die. Who am I?

I meet many people. I treat them equal. I can harvest grain the middle age way. I always go on, I never stay. I can't die. Some believe I can fly. Most people don't like me. And thus try to ...
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I am a giant among ants

I am a giant among ants, a nothing - yet something! - among man. I may be costly or inexpensive; my markings will tell you, done. In this grand year of 2019 my kind turns 41. We're made ...
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A Distracting Puzzle

One, three, four, two; seven, eight, six, five. Size, we're told, doesn't matter. But if it did, there's the answer! Four solid, yet light. Four airy, yet heavy. One stands ...
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Slumber, watcher — What am I?

This is the start of a poem I've always loved. If you don't know the source, can you guess the answer? ...
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Finally back on Puzzling… and I have a new kind of puzzle (I think)

Oh my God. Okay, I have a lot of things to catch up on. First, a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! to everyone. Second, have any rules on Puzzling.SE vitally changed during the past three months? And last but ...
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Some Patriotic Steganography

Say there, American soldier, sir. Stay there, good mister, and answer a question. Where do you go, and why do you go, Dragging your load through the cold, wet, mud? We thank you ...
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4x4 chessboard, bishops and knights are removed, 4 moves to checkmate

Four-by-four chessboard Bishops and knights are removed Four moves to checkmate Minor spoiler: Source: Me, I think this website needs more haiku :)
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Love is a chore

There's a match in my pocket And an ace up my sleeve Yet I'm no magician That you can conceive I'm admired in New York London and more Yet I am no God And love is a chore You can set me on grass Or ...
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Find the poet in the poem

I sit on a circle; I jump on a square. My clothes are tailor-made, but don't really fit. My shorter cousin's enemy is a lamp that is lit. If you wrote down my name, I wouldn't know it ...
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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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The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; My infix is, mathematically

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 ...