Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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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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 ...
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When one's surface flat, then below has a hole

When one's surface flat, then below has a hole Where fallen leaves may endlessly patrol Like a witches hat, standing on end Deep space cousin causes time to bend From many things together must ...
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Never can find all of me - What am I?

I'm only found at the end But never can you find all of me I'm the smartest guy around I know as far as the eye can see Find me, and you'll sigh in relief But don't get cocky, ...
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Await your command, what am I?

I'm not an idea, but I stand in those shoes Can't count the times that I've been used Sometimes I'm seen, sometimes I'm not But when I die, I wont be forgot You hold of high ...
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Can you feel the fire?

Can you feel the fire? It burns us up; Then it starts feeling fine. It becomes a place of hope, Where we endlessly rest in agony. Now tell me, friend, after all we've been through, ...
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Fear was traded

At first we feared her. Now she fears us, the killers. We'll die together. Who are we and who is she? Hint:
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Nostalgia and Speech Defects

Memorieʪ come back When you uʪe thoʪe characterʪ In your maʪterpieʪeʫ. ʪorry about my ʪpeech; therapy doeʪn't ʪeem to be working. What am I? For those who can't read the above, here's a clear ...
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PRAISE BE UNTO HE

He is everywhere, in the heavens and Earth. He cannot be seen. He can lift you into the sky and bring you gently down. He can take many forms. He can help heal. He can help kill, yet He is noble. He ...
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We are brothers

We are five, Without us you will definitely strive. Eldest one always believes in us, Next one believes in nothing, (so remaining four said him goodbye) Youngest three together, are ...
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Let's play a game of Truth or Dare

Let's play a game of Truth or Dare. I am the latter, if you're unaware. Although I'm sweet, I'll sour your mind. There could be some truth in the lie you find. What am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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In Rebellion I Earned My Fame

In rebellion I earned my fame; Before the events, few knew my name. Of origin, none can be sure; My resting place too is obscure. With arrow and bow I left my mark; Life under foreign ...
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A fantasy duel, your mind your weapon

From the undubbed anger of a persnickety man and those of the miserly posterior. ...
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A Puzzle That Is Stated Monumentally

Hasting, now we near our end "Wagon" hints at where we tend. Nothing was too hard: we're free! Ah, Sting! Now where's your victory? Hating snow yet undismayed Shown giants, we were unafraid. ...
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I wave when you don't, and when you do

I wave when you don't, and when you do, Only because I look up to you. Watch as I dance with my jelly-like bones, That can't be broken by sticks or stones. My eyes go deep when you closely stare, But ...
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Remorseless Riddle Rampages Relentlessly

"Fine day" says I "Need a sardine?" "Why - no thank you" - replied Cecil the 3-Eyed Spleen "How then will you get in Through that nasty great door?" I ask. He said "Slowly - slowly - lather myself ...
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Surprisingly, it's no surprise

Surprisingly, it's no surprise, To find the truth in all my lies, When fast asleep with open eyes, I'm breathless as I breathe. I whisper, as I scream at you, “I'm overjoyed at feeling blue,” I'm ...
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Find my number please?

This is my first question on here so if it is not correct then please comment. ...
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I'm a dancer. What am I?

I dance, wiggling; A wiggle there, and one here. She sees and follows. Then she leaves for good. My face creases to a smile. I run off to nurse. What am I?
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Flying Tree Sharks! :P

The flying tree sharks Are out, on the hunt for prey. In the dead of night. When day awakens, The flying tree sharks die out. They'll be back at dusk. What is a flying tree shark? Hint:
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Creature not found in Pokédex!

I'm going to try this format. A creature pops up! It's not in your Pokédex And it wants to play. "Let's play hide n' seek!" "I'll hide first. No need to count!" Now it disappeared. ...
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A Place of War and Battle

Multicolored land, I hold a girl in my hand. She dances away. "YES! I TOOK HER!! HA!!!" The opponent brags to me. But, he lost the war. He, the monarch, gone. Trapped by my clever ...
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Gdansk Knight to you

More than surprising, and slippery to the core, I give resistance. I hide my secrets, until you come upon me, revealing myself. Evening stars of, transcendental quality, illuminate me. ...
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Creation by fluctuations

I create new things By fluctuations in all Destroys each other Incredibly small They are here and there? Perhaps. You will never know What am I?
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What comes next in this poetic sequence?

This is an ode to me I am just too good When compared to thee. For I am indeed so hot My fire cannot be contained Near me, sit you shall not. Sever your self-worth And behold my might ...
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Second attempt of “¡Otro idioma! :)”

I'm going to try again with the "other languages" scheme. This time, I think the format makes sense. Right now you see me Ahora no me miras 今、見ません Who am I? Rough translation (Still a valid ...
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Hard rock, great meal / Flowing, pierces the mountains / Empty, a heat trap

Hard rock, great meal Flowing, pierces the mountains Empty, a heat trap Important to you With me, you die in minutes Without me, just days. What am I?
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Animal Named After Breasts

I can be some famous duets, an animal named 'cause of breasts, a cute little toy, by stagehands employed, or sexennial safety threats. Who am I?
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¡Otro idioma! :)

Courtesy to @question_asker. Muchas preguntas Muchos pesos por bueno Tú estás aquí. ¿Qué soy? (I believe this is a rather simple one.)
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From one host to another

All actions you do Can make you get me, or not If you're bad, I run The more you get me The less you need me for things To selfish, I'm all Up and down, I go From one host to ...
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What is missing?

I don't know how classy it is to design a puzzle of exactly the same type as one already posted. Feel free to delete if you think it's unfair. But they say that imitation is the sincerest form of ...
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Stop looking at this and look up!

You see me right now If you look up from tech and Gasp at my beauty I am everything From the tiny to the big I'm almost empty What am I?
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Riddle: You made me what I am today - What am I?

You made me what I am today And that is why I'll never stray You took me in, to your very core And built me up to something more. On warmer days, unseen I'll stay For you're happy alone ...
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I am almost everything

I know everything But I like to be stupid Almost in your hand Creator of worlds I am almost everything I'm under your nose What am I?
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Everyone wants us [closed]

You want us so much But when you get us, regrets You won't be the same What are we? Extra verse: Well, many you know Take us for granted. We're the One who welcomed them! Hint:
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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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Everything yet None [closed]

I torture, you learn You think I am not needed But you will thank me I am what all is Yet I am nonexistent Only minds, I'm in What am I? New Verse:
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Somewhere over the Atmosphere [closed]

Destroyer of worlds Nobody can escape me Tragic death I am What am I? In an attempt to escape being "on hold", I will add this extra verse: Finite space I have I'm infinitesimal Infinite ...
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The Worst Part about Coding

Torture I do you I am better than brainf*** I love String Theory What am I? Hint:
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An Internet Phenomenon

I am on the internet. Others use me to troll. There are many things I will never do. What am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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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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Butchered Morse Code

The space-eater has eaten up all the spaces from the following Morse encoded message. The message contains a quote by a famous person. Can you reconstruct the sentence? $....-..-.-.---......-.--......
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Hither is an examination of prudence

What line is hidden behind the questionmarks? Hither is an examination of prudence. Prudence is not ultimately checked at college. ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ...
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Can You Spot the Answer?

I am the aim, I bring guns to bear. I can transport you from here out to there. I can improve you in body and mind, A series of thoughts, I may be dragged behind Like kids' macaroni art back ...
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Classic Cryptic Cluing

(Guiltless in cent.) when I've taken a chair. (Absence of all thing) asserting thing there. (Not any human one) it is true. (Sure of kw.) a small charge for you. The answer is a song title. "...
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A river runs through it. Do you copy?

Earth girls are easy Lets dance upside down, freak out! We are family What am I talking about? Spoiler for second stanza
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A Monster Who Is Also A Savior

I am dead and lifeless I am a monster, cold Look at me a closer look Gasp and behold! Older than your pyramids And far more than your Rome I am older than it all As old as your home If it were ...
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Breathing New Life [Part 5]

This is the final part of a 5 part series. Links to the first 4: Part 1: Large and in charge [solved] Part 2: Small and resilient [solved] Part 3: Immovable object [solved] Part 4: Unstoppable ...
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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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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 ...