Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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I may have initials but I do not have a name. My purposes have brought myself plenty of fame

Riddle me this: I may have initials, but I do not have a name. My purposes have brought myself plenty of fame. I have brothers and sisters and cousins and more. We make stories ...
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I can be still but never is the air. Unless my strings do not feel horsehair

Riddle me this: I can be still, but never is the air; Unless my strings do not feel horsehair. I am a combination of maple and spruce. Most find difficulty when I am first ...
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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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Cryptic Haiku: Cornflakes are the bomb

Bailing out on me? I'm sure it will be okay #Corn Flakes are the bomb Looking for a particular event, and for a bonus, I would be impressed with a particular number Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint ...
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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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Wisdom of the Ancients

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. In the future, an ancient book of old proverbs in the form of haikus has been found, here's the transcription of the first page: ...
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A Non-Platonic Riddle

On the outside I may sound Like some holy thing. Paint on me a halo, Seven colors I require. Since I'm wrapped around the void, You may fill me up with air. Let me hold your language  &...
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Who is William?

Meadow of visions The tranquility of young sheep The pious, the wretched, and the unsightly Pirates of the misplaced vessel Liberate William
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What am I - An enigmatic haiku [closed]

I'm part of a whole Re-united we are none Something yet nothing What am I?
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Ot wes thi bist uf tomis

Oh, I really, REALLY love poetry in regional dialects: ...
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A Confused Riddle Subject

I thought that I was a kind of cake... Or no, maybe installing without me would be an ache! Oh, I've got it now: I surely convey stuff. I give up... I'm some pasta. Enough! Can you ...
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strange but true historical haiku

Kingdom without king while surrounded by itself was declaring war, without wanting land. Led by a fleet admiral, without a navy. But it had demands, from many other ...
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Find the original 'dreamy' quote

Grandson, living is key my life was short, but what I did in life, is love it all, so live your life as I have lived mine... full. I saw another puzzle in this vein and thought I would take ...
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The Best Day of the Week

To speak beneath the somber air Oh, where the cattle meet! To find a belle to stay awhile And linger as we eat To kill a mate, two may suffice; And let us acquiesce To making war with all of ...
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Another Next Number Question

This is a bit different number sequence. Format and punctuation are on purpose. What are the blanks? 4 1 2 2 '1 2, 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1: 1 2 1 1 3, _ _ _ _ _. ...
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What in the world is this?

Lots of people pluck me in into what they plug in For they do not need me to do what I give them But they prefer me over the other Because I’m more collectible Everyone got to have ...
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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 Land Between Two Worlds

West of the Meridian, Opposite of the Indian. A Frozen Land, Its Discovery Unplanned. The Tomb of Cold, A Rift Taking Hold. Land of Flames and Ice, From Endless Night to ...
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Building blocks (1st of a riddle series)

"We are the basic building blocks of something you use everyday. We constitute them almost all, being part of them in some way. We're like a ray in some respect, in that we begin and ...
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A Tau Snug John?

Look to space to see planets eight, You'd probably waste where's I'd just wait. Multiply Fifty and Three, Ten Million times, Tis when evolution made me, Living in pond scum, What a great time whoopee....
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Who am I, and where do I live?

In the south of the north of the north Lies a castle to which a king came forth Amen to the prince who mourns To whom the crown adorns Who am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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Look in between, what am I?

I have created this poetic puzzle, where you need to give me one word that I am looking for. You thought you could attack me. But hold on, not so fast. Look in between, since German trains ...
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It grows in summer beams

The answer is not hard. Just a missing word in the space at the end. ...
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A sweet little riddle

Here's a short little riddle. ...
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What word did I learn today?

Today I added a word to my vocabulary which is best described with a riddle: ...
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A Screen Cap of a Googlewhack

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When did Billy take aim?

Fill in the blank at the end of the poem with the obvious answer!! Billy stole Doc’s red horse And took him for a ride Doc caught up with him And took him to the side But then Billy stole Doc’s ...
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Why it's so hard to learn English as a second language!

Consider the following poem: From the frozen brook I withdrew my hand, And I understand. As yesterday I understood. My sweat runs free while cutting wood. Like yesterday's limbs and I feel ...
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Whose thoughts/words are they?

I think I made it obvious, though I wanted to be poetic, a bit philosophical, yet simple. =) To whom do those words belong? By the mouths it is spoken For I am horrid, a face shedding awe ...
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I'm easy to find yet harder to reach

Your future and past in the blink of an eye I'm night and I'm day, I'm land and I'm sky The sun or the moon, neither or each I'm easy to find yet harder to reach I smother you softly from ever afar ...
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A cool rhyme to maybe pass some time :)

Should be really easy, but more to come, Answer my riddle for some midday fun :). The giver of power in sometimes under an hour, You tote me around else ones mood might sour. So in your pocket I sit,...
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Which poem is this?

A friend sent me this poem recently and wanted me to take a guess about what it says and where it came from. The first word tricked me at first until after it became clear there was a misspelling ...
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A Void in my Heart

Exit the games, log off the Internet, Avert the kids vocalizing with the tv set, Silence the ringtones and with quiet song Bring out my friend, let his subjects say so long. For eleven ...
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A Mighty Force - What am I?

Whether I am feared or loved, I continue to grow in power, Once together a mighty force, I care not for things that tower. Supposedly an equal to another, Yet he claims domain over me, ...
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I'm Not A Racist Warrior!

Being a holy warrior is my pride Yet will I never truly be a knight For they say bad is my eyesight Though I know that is not right It's just how I am meant to be That half this earth I ...
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The Death Of An Angel

Lovely she was, oh the things I wanted to do to her... Going to that nice restaurant, eating everything I could and even more. Giving her that ring was hard, I desired to keep it for ...
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Here's another… A bit obvious maybe but more poetic than most of my riddles I think

Between you and your feelings, Or perhaps you and your grudges, I lie upon large puddles, and ward off constant nudges, In my depths many appear, look out across the moors, While from atop a shadow ...
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Good ol' fashion Clickbait

Look at me! Funny, Sad or Bold; I'm just like clickbait, but range from times that are old. You may see me while travelling, surfing, watching, and sometimes you won't even know I'm ...
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A rather odd Crate of Haikus

1: If you're positive, I'm so super attractive- My flow is current. 2: I am a high spy, Or a big help on the road. I can be for Sky. 3: Typical package, You can do ...
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I'm Wandering About - A Riddle

I'm wandering about. There's always blue overhead. The dear ones frolic, And few words are said. Or, maybe I'm a place. A creepy lake forked, And I'm locked in its shadow, My key ...
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A riddle from HQ

Here's a riddle haiku from HQ: I am just on fire! A fun, diverse distraction. This ilk but more known. What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Riddle Poem Two

My first poem’s response was poor. Perhaps solving it was a bore, But I do not feel sore Because I find it fun, And I’ve plenty more For you to explore Like this one! Although a bit of a chore ...
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The number stalker who nobody loves

I stalk number 2 Not centre of attention Nobody loves me Kind of Nazism But not against religions They try to save me Who am I? Hint: Still no one can solve this, and I almost forgot ...
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We cause the tears but not the cry

We're concerned with who but never why, We cause the tears but not the cry. We're from a world that's found by you, Where two is one and one is two. What are we?
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When you were young, you didn't fear me

When you were young, you didn't fear me But when you became older you found me, and you really had a scare Black or white you didn't care, as long as I wasn't there If you try to be rid ...
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A treasure map (Caesar's Perich)

Note that all 'information' is fictual The postman arrived with a bundle of letters. I went out to get them. Look through the bundle, I suddenly noticed some curious - the last letter was a poem, ...
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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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This ascender can ascend no more [closed]

This ascender can ascend no more Once feared, now fearful For I cannot overcome this roof-less, ruthless room This impossibly solid snow on which I can neither thrive nor survive Am I to revert to the ...
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Sudoku as Poetry: A Tag-Fusion Masterpiece

This is an entry in the 19th fortnightly topic challenge: Unconventional Tag Fusion. I wrote some poetry for you, but it's hidden within this sudoku. Solve the puzzle and find the poem. For those ...
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Literary Haikus

Inspired by this riddle, I've created a group of haikus each of which describes a well-known work of literature and its author. A mighty master Of small precious jewellery. A tollman eager. ...