Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made). Welcome. 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 ...
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A Kingly Riddle

I am sometimes meant to educate, Sixteen against but my size is just eight, Warfare recorded a few letters at a time, But death over me considered a crime, I'm French or ...
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I was inspired by an addiction to riddles

Inspired by this Addicted to Riddles puzzle by @BrentHackers, I have created my own addicted to riddles puzzle. So... How do you know if you're addicted to riddles? 1. My silky feathers serve a ...
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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A Funny Riley Riddle

Riddle me this: My prefix can rip and tear, pointy or curled, Where ours mainly grip unless werewolves exist. My suffix is greener in one perfect world. Some yellow is seen, where some ...
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The Flowers Riled Her… But the Stranger's Wilder

I was away on school camp for three days — but I am back now, catching up on what I missed out on, as well as giving you what you missed out on, too. My prefix is basic ending all that it sees. ...
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Yesterday, I Had Tears

Riddle Me This: I am filled with tears, But you won't see me cry; I've been known for years, But unexplored am I; Below, the light clears, But my face appears high. Tomorrow, I'll have ...
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There should be two, but instead there is three. I am connected to the concept of you and me

Riddle me this: There should be two, but instead there is three. I am connected to the concept of you and me. My first can be left to the right, conspicuously; It perceives ...
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In the beginning, I rise; in the end I fall. In the beginning, I am large; in the end, I am small

Riddle me this: In the beginning, I rise; in the end, I fall. In the beginning, I am large; in the end, I am small. I firstly expanded, but I will soon contract. I was lucky to ...
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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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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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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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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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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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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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Teapot riddle no.16 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.16 (fan made). Proceed. 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 ...
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A Land Between Two Worlds

West of the Meridian, Opposite of the Indian. A Frozen Land, Its Discovery Unplanned. The Tomb of Cold, A Rift Taking Hold. Land of Flames and Ice, From Endless Night to ...
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Encrypted Puzzling Poem

Zugvi gsrh ormv, ivzw gsv mvcg gszg rh lww, Evib jfrxpob, svzw gl gsv ormv gszg nvzmh gsv kivurc jfzw, Tllw! Blf'iv xzgxsrmt lm, uiln sviv gl ormv hrc, Vevmgfzoob blf'oo urmw gsv nrcvw zxilhgrxh. ...
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I'm Wandering About - A Riddle

I'm wandering about. There's always blue overhead. The dear ones frolic, And few words are said. Or, maybe I'm a place. A creepy lake forked, And I'm locked in its shadow, My key ...
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Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made). Alien. 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 ...
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A Daring Riley Riddle

My prefix is called out after, The first that passes forty from ties. My suffix might be the laughter, When mother's ghost discerns no cries. My infix is a way of air, Releasing a way of strong ...
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There is a Phobia of Climbing Me, and a Phobia of Staring at Me

Riddle me this: I always head up or down, straight or in a spiral. Jacob dreamed of Heaven via me inside the Bible. I never head sideways, as that is a different way. When home ...
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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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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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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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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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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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A Heroic Riley Riddle Rises

Riddle me this: My prefix, discovered ahead. My suffix had started instead. My infix may point with a role. I am cloaked by a joint super soul. For example, a vampire flies one. He is ...
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Always $\&$ Never

This post has the same exact title, but it is not related in any way apart from the fact that it is also a riddle; all my riddles are (hopefully) original and created by me. Riddle me this: ...
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A Day in a Life o' Me

Riddle me this: I form ticks and crosses, But I have not a pen. You check me during pauses, Every now and then. I have a pair of hands, But I have not an arm. Every day demands, For me ...
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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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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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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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Youth is, Inevitably, the Nature of Yielding Adulthood. Nurture it Greatly

Riddle me this: We are both black and white with two seeds, But they each can never be planted; Through our swirl, philosophy proceeds, But our balance is taken for granted. Our forces ...
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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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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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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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You Can Find Me in a Pickle Jar, But Not if There's Cookies (By Far!)

Riddle me this: I'm in a pillow, but not in a blanket; In a piano, but not in a crotchet; In a picnic, but not in a basket; Close to four, but far from a quartet. I'm not for treasure, ...
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A little fat man

I'm a little fat man with a bright red coat I've a stick in my hand and a stone in my throat What am I? (I am not a gnome of any sort, so please stop posting this!) This is a pretty big hint so be ...
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A Distracting Puzzle

One, three, four, two; seven, eight, six, five. Size, we're told, doesn't matter. But if it did, there's the answer! Four solid, yet light. Four airy, yet heavy. One stands ...
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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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It grows in summer beams

The answer is not hard. Just a missing word in the space at the end. ...
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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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Feast Your Eyes on a Riley Riddle

Currently working on my fourth anagram puzzle, so in the meantime, I have made a Riley Riddle. Sorry if this riddle seems rather lazy or if the title appears subjective (depending on whether you like ...
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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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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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who are you going to call?

First one, now two snakes Too much? Rightfully, not free Alternative, less?
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Gold Lamé swimsuit, / Asthmatic dad's dead. / Sorry Luke, she's your sister

Guess the movie (or movie series): Gold Lamé swimsuit, Asthmatic dad's dead. Sorry Luke, she's your sister. Plagued by movie curse, Odd-numbered installments bad. Is Vger God? No. ...
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What on Mars? (A Poem-based riddle)

I make your hair fall Your heart begins to fall, too But I don't cut them. I can be a rock In some places, I'm some dust You won't live much more. Uranium Mines An underground toxic find I ...