Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I am one of many! Who am I?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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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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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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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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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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An Ode Full'a Herrin's

Dear smart friend, How witty sire alway look! Here's ag'in an ol' ode, For you, fiend, a puzzler's game! Demeanour means imp's English name introduction. Small film halves film ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My scream becomes louder the faster I advance, though I do not have a mouth and will never in my circumstance

Riddle me this: My scream becomes louder the faster I advance, Though I do not have a mouth and will never in my circumstance. The moment I depart is the moment I arrive, Though ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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My body is pale, though I never fear. I might share a tale, perhaps insincere

Riddle me this: I speak without a voice, where you can see without an eye. A heart without a beat, I hold, can make you laugh and cry. I turn before I twist, but cannot twist before I turn. ...
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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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Straddling the line between poem and puzzle

Some say I'm dishonest, that I am a cheat, a no-good hoodwinker and full of deceit! But I disagree, for I hold a good conscience, just ask my friend Deedee, she'll tell you it's nonsense The truth ...
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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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A Writer Named Poky Was Betrayed

Riddle me this: I am home to the letters, But I am not the alphabet. Whenever there be errors, The display may then correct / A corner may correct. You can find my ancestor, Only in the ...
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Will this be my final Riley Riddle?

This won't be my final one, although the riddle suggests otherwise... Riddle me this: My prefix might be two, but dominatės an aching storm; Though rid the kind of regulär a pirate ...
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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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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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Evolution's Triumph

Even though Bailey beat me to the 17-syllabled punch, here's my haiku about one of my favorite things. Size belied by name Seen ev'rywhere but unseen A slow moving beast