Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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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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A shocker in soccer, pt. 3

I can be sticky but you must be picky; Many of me define the key, of a galaxy; I'm a type when I'm ripe; And you must pay a tax when I'm in stacks. What am I? Note: This riddle takes the ...
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A consequence of Ubiety

Here's a poem/riddle I wrote called "A consequence of ubiety" I'll post the second half which is the answer in poem form a few days from now. ...
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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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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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My worth's never none

Melodically speaking, my worth's never none; Proportionally speaking, I'm a downer if under one; I'm wont to overlap; Or get up in a snap; But when I am used, I hope it's not for a ton. ...
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A song from a play

I went to a play recently. Immediately after the intermission, some cast members sang this short (and terribly written) song: This treatise we sing on this section of stage is not so long as to ...
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Use me with excuse

Three words; three meanings Below are the clues They overlap to form me Use me with excuse My prefix is a prefix of being worldwide My infix is a mistake, forgive and set aside My ...
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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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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 for your service, ...
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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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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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A person of station

I stand tall yet remain grounded. I serve as a distraction, it can lead to confusion or aggravation. I am abused; cut, stabbed, and pounded. With jubilation, I am destined for ...
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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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I'm not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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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 sometimes I delay, a ...
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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 unbeatable there, ...
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One has an end; the other has both

Two words you hear, sound same to the ear, But their spelling and meaning differ. One has an end; the other has both, They are seldom uttered together.
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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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Save me for later

I can be single; I can grind you down; I can hold many words; I can mean up-and-down. What am I?
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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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Oh you, I need in every second

You fill all earths emptiness The higher I go, you get less If you go away nobody will stay The jellyfish might still play Oh I, representative of all being Oh I, just you I will keep needing Oh ...
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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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My suffix is infantile paralysis

My prefix is a parking lot for ________, My suffix is infantile paralysis with a _______. If you remove the letter ____ from my whole, You get the anagram of the property of water. What ...
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I place you back on the ground

My infix spells an alphabet, And can put things to action My prefix means to criticise, And undo or inaction My postfix is a sound And to a plant, it is bound As a verb I am found I ...
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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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I’m clean when I’m on the road

My prefix is not single My infix is cold to hold My postfix can mean my whole I’m clean when I’m on the road
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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. A ...
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Armed to the teeth

Drop two from the left I can be out of this world Two more from the right I might get hurled Drop two in-between I’ll be hollow in form Two more from the right I may keep you ...
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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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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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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 word with my Hints. ...
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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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Double Riley of Melancholy

My prefix is served Eat if you may The prefix of my prefix is a prefix, per se My infix is inside you Within, it resides The infix of my infix can be seen from outside My suffix ...
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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 highest ...
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My initials are MC

My initials are M.C. and know me please do; I'm related in essence to many a crew; My syllables count four, Same for vowels I'm sure; Now please decide which are false and are true: ...
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Cheer up with this riddle

My prefix weighs little, but never has mass; My suffix might, for a whole language, pass; But to me append, One more suffix at end; And scramble my innards so I'm longer at last What am I?
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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 may infôrm. My ...
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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 out the word with my ...

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