Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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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Complete the poem

Facetiously I now pose you this question, Confuse you, and I do so with a smirk. The answer open to much speculation You won't find palindromes in this short work. What word is longest in its ...
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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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, ...