Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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
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Two Eyes Are Actually Open

Apparently @El-Guest is good at solving rebus puzzles... oh, we'll see... Here is another rebus puzzle I drew... but a little different. Ugh, it is a bad photo. It has some stains on it, and a ...
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My body leaves; my core can stay

My body leaves; my core can stay, Where I shall breathe another way. The route of south I always linger. My arms have arms; my ring no finger. What am I?
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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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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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A Poetic Ladder

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A Lonely Lady on An Island

Riddle me this: I have a crown, but not a throne, And a flame that does not burn. I hold a book with numbers shown, But the pages can't be turned. My giant robes are always green; My ...
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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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Is it that time of the year already?

Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here. I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear. Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak. Keep you captive fairless, ...
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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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Trapped in Time

A Greek trapped in time by a Roman refine Mother precedes we'll never be freed Circling around waiting to be found perhaps by my shipmates if they've not met their fates Who am I? And where can ...
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Ready every count until raspy seers inure oaths noble

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 I'm hoping this fits into this. Right is a just cause, or a just cause is right. Every day should be happy, or happiness should ...
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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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The Temple of the Niffugcam

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1 The party has entered the legendary Temple of the Niffugcam to recover the legendary artifact, also named Niffugcam. After a ...
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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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A Gentle Riley Riddle

...although I hope the difficulty is not too severe (but you just never fully know on this site!). My prefix serves a trotter, that of which is not a horse. My suffix might find water, at the ...
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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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A Heroic Riley Riddle (Risen)

Before the Hero had risen, there was another before him. Riddle me this: My prefix rises when suspicious; See surprises, dark and raucous. Our possession keeps my suffix; Hoots ...
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An Arranged Riley Riddle

My prefix bends bridges and branches in dozens. My suffix sends mail with what one-hundred governs. My infix appears three times, hectic and scattered. I meet engineers, for the looks ...
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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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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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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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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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Before This, I May Hide; After This, I'm Fortified

Riddle me this: Flames are home to one of mine; Of truth and suffering, I exist; Up when dark my phases shine; Read a compass, I insist. Faith included, they bring luck; Other weathers ...
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We Have Explored Every Lane

Riddle me this: I am rotund and one with a barrow, Though you must take out only the first, In the name of the youngest pharoah, Otherwise, my shape is accursed. I can stroll and am two ...
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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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A Fossil of a Puzzle

Here's a poetic identification riddle for everybody. Good Luck! Type of a card, not for gifts or to play Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of ...
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Your Friend Will Hide Away, If Light Will Not Display

Riddle me this: My counter has a speed, And loves to play with fire. The set becomes my seed, When twinkles then respire. I am not transparent, My leading property. I might not look so ...
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Bounteous Beauty (A Haiku)

Since my riddles typically rhyme, I wanted to try my hand at another form of poetry. I hope you enjoy. Strong scents give me life Pleasing to the eye, I give Each day a fresh breath ...
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What doth I be?

Embraced by rock, then taken by the air Born unto water, yet a friend of fire Child of the gods of the sky Who am I, who am I? As mighty as the rock As a fast as the wind As wise as water As ...
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An Undisturbed Riley Riddle

Riddle me this: My prefix is gotten before the race starts. My suffix will enter without pausing parts. My infix will soften with heat, switching hearts. I am, altogether, a place to remain....
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I Have No Lungs

Riddle me this: I have no lungs, but I can breathe, Where you, yourself, cannot. Via me, the greenwoods seethe, Where my cheeks will flush when hot. I have no lungs, but I can drown, ...
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Precipitation, etc

Precipitation, falling from heavy clouds, Crashing down onto delicate flowers. Thin sensory organs placed on Young feline mammals. Glimmering metallic sheen of No. 29, Forming ...
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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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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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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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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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The First Great War

I am a great battle; long ago I took place, The name is Nick though that wasn't always the case. The King or the prince, which one was greater?, Some said "The king!, The prince, he came ...
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A sweet little riddle

Here's a short little riddle. ...
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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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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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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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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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Another four haikus

I can push away, Or pull back to me instead, Only in certain ways. I like my brother, Though we don't quite look alike, He's my one other. I'm a fickle thing, I don't really like ...
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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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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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A Metallica haiku — Who am I?

Administers food Does De Re Metallica Eponymous towns Who am I?
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Shot in the heavens afar

A cloak blankets way overhead, Beginning the time for your bed. Remember my comfort and love Inviting the skies up above. Look! You can reach like a kite; Look and not burn from ...