Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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 ...
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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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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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Thinking Outside the Box

Think sunburnt capital and Charles the great. Think part of a train with a rather large weight. Think of a wagon but with what added on. If I amused as I puzzled, that's the art in the con.
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Reductio Ad Absurdum

This is a riddle with diminishing returns. It's acrostic again. Can't kick that habit. No special knowledge is needed. When you find the answer, you will be in no doubt. Faker! They cried and cut ...
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Five Clues In Four lines

Now with many Now with having lovers Now with first swing Now with some covers The words above constitute a riddle whose answer is a single English word. Find the word and explain the title. ...
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The Gods Are Word-Crazy: Condensed and Corrected

A secret word that Hera found Pan scattered, just for fun. Your quest: restore the severed parts Then celebrate. You're done. But should you seek the letters here By Zeus, you'll not get one!
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A riddle fit for a prince (extended edition)

[Update: added a second stanza with additional clues] [Update 2: changed title, added some clues, added a third stanza, and started a bounty] I am the question that no unerring answer knows The ...
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Got the balls to answer?

Comes from the past but it won't last It might shine first but it will rust Ideally, there are three friends he can trust They keep him busy, so it won't gather dust What is it? Hint: The second ...
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All I do is carry out orders and obey. Who am I?

Some will understand what I say, some do not. I speak the exact words you want. Some words I speak however, you would like not. For you to understand me, you shall study a lot. I carry out your ...
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Riddle from Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

As posed by Frank Zappa and Don Pardo on “Saturday Night Live” in 1976: “I am gross and perverted I'm obsessed and deranged I have existed for years But very little has changed ...
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Yet Another Liars

I am an unobtanium. Yet I am everwhere. My number is avoided. Yet myself is praised. After me, glass products formed. Before me, clorophyll formed. Above me, is where the hole is on. ...
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who are you going to call?

First one, now two snakes Too much? Rightfully, not free Alternative, less?
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Contrasting Partners

She is sunny, while his light does lack. She has a flavour, while he holds something back. Although he is far more solemn, her vividness may make you cringe. Still he goes fittingly with many ...
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I am one of many! Who am I?

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What a kooky association

One evokes pizza One fuzzy, maybe funny Spooks, fruit or pork, frog Double letters (in Japan?) Two known names; link them to solve Bonus: This poem has link, too Hint 1: Hint 2: Warming up for a ...
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Eureka!: A Riddle

The first one borne, the others belated. Legions have my intentions debated. Headdress upholding my endless mission; I rule either way, death or submission. Gather your might to face my ...
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Find the fastest path through this Brazilian concretist poem

One day, a small jet was flying over the concretist poem "Velocidade" (Speed), by the Brazilian poet Ronaldo Azeredo. In order to cover every vowel present in this poem, it goes in straight line from ...
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Actual Movie Haikus: I'm sorry, Father / I should not have run away / I will avenge you

I think this should be pretty easy. Determine what movie each haiku references. 1 I'm sorry, Father I should not have run away I will avenge you 2 Little and broken I remember everyone ...
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Haiku about Movies: We are engaged / Year after year / Year after year

What movies are described by the haiku below? 1 We are engaged Year after year Year after year 2 No memory of you Every day is the same Every date is different 3 Stuck at one place ...
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A Poetic Ladder

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