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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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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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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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Read. Learn. Live. Escape

You wake lying face down on a hard stone floor. Your head hurts. As your eyes find focus, you see a haiku scratched into the ground beside you: A wrong step brings death! But, a wrong guess brings ...
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I am described by temperature, and never by looks. I might be found in your camera, as well as children's books

Riddle me this: I am described by temperature, and never by looks. I might be found in your camera, as well as children's books. I described what you observed, but perhaps not at ...
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How do you feel?

Someone's spilled coffee On your white shirt. The report you spent Four hours on, Ruined in the rain. And someone's decided That it'd be funny if you found, Dragon dung in your in-...
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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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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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Always $\&$ Never

This post has the same exact title, but it is not related in any way apart from the fact that it is also a riddle; all my riddles are (hopefully) original and created by me. Riddle me this: ...
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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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Shakespeare. William Shakespeare

Can you determine these popular quotes as retold by Shakespeare? Before anyone points out, yes I'm aware that Bill used predominantly iambic pentameter, but I've never been a huge fan of that, so I'm ...
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Ode to convergence

Taking a numeral core (digits: a non-quad four) digits I ordered, then lesser I minused, till evolve I couldn't more. What is this unfathomably clunky poem all about?
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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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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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Immovable object

I have a long history from east to west, to some I'm the worst and others the best. With a core made of resin I dance and I flutter, no one judges me when I speak with a stutter. I may be an object ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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A small mammal?

Small mammal – I'm A International animal With four legs, and, Whiskers. Sharp eyes. But, it wouldn't do To totally give up A Answer, too readily, So those are all the Clues ...
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Unstoppable force

I'll start to count while you solve this problem, and just relax here at the top of my column. Everywhere I go I let out a good whistle, but don't mess with me cause I carry a pistol. Typically ...
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Large and in charge [closed]

Opened or closed, I continue to be. A mechanism of choice, But I can be beastly. I come in all shapes and sizes, Each with a common task. I cling to life by a thread, What am I, I ask? Added hint: ...
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To dream, or not to dream (a haiku)

A dream, not a dream. Tailless, tail-less. Puzzled? Makes Quite the parable. What am I referring to? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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Half an awful haiku

Attempt to find the last word: Cheryl nowhere errs She ebbs one or nag envy Aha flap green gel Purely abjurer reef Fur roof bar be ant rail Nun sync terra ???
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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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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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Small and resilient

At the same time I can be low or high, I can be found where the ground meets the sky. I may have a bald spot on top of my head, but pick a fight with me, and you may be dead. Slow moving, slow ...
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My father's gift on Christmas!

I bought my father a gift for Christmas and wrote a riddle for him to solve, but I thought I'd let you guys solve it first :D I have caps that I cannot wear You can enter without a care ...
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Iambic Pentameter

Part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 The type of party that may startle you Defiant age range, kids no longer sweet Irrat'nal number formed when over two For adult and ...
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I will be uttering this with a moan

What line is hidden behind the stars? I will be uttering this with a moan someplace aeons and aeons therefore: $*****$ $*****$ $*****$ $*****$ and I picked up the one with inferior migration, ...
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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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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.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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A Day in a Life o' Me

Riddle me this: I form ticks and crosses, But I have not a pen. You check me during pauses, Every now and then. I have a pair of hands, But I have not an arm. Every day demands, For me ...
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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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There is a Phobia of Climbing Me, and a Phobia of Staring at Me

Riddle me this: I always head up or down, straight or in a spiral. Jacob dreamed of Heaven via me inside the Bible. I never head sideways, as that is a different way. When home ...
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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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I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries

Riddle me this: I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries. I very much often do not roll alone; I have a partner, who like myself, ...
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Riddle with a fang

My head is grey and I guess my tail is too I'm straight as a pencil if brand new If used correctly my fang should disappear Only to leave my head shown clear Looking around I'm not ...