Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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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Hikers in Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hello, it's me, again today, With some new clues for us to play. When hikers go hiking during Halloween, There's always a cool thing, a little green. So here ...
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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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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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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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It grows in summer beams

The answer is not hard. Just a missing word in the space at the end. ...
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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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Follow me my dear friend

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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 ...
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Just another “What am I” poem

Here's a little poem; try to guess "what I am." I accept every answer as long as the explanation is satisfying. You can't touch me as you like I can be a cushion for your mind But too often I'm a ...
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I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries

Riddle me this: I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries. I very much often do not roll alone; I have a partner, who like myself, ...
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A Tau Snug John?

Look to space to see planets eight, You'd probably waste where's I'd just wait. Multiply Fifty and Three, Ten Million times, Tis when evolution made me, Living in pond scum, What a great time whoopee....
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Sink me and live

You wake up sitting in a chair, hands tied behind you and ankles strapped to the legs. A looking around you see you are in the middle of what looks to be the inside of a dimly lit log cabin; the ...
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A Mighty Force - What am I?

Whether I am feared or loved, I continue to grow in power, Once together a mighty force, I care not for things that tower. Supposedly an equal to another, Yet he claims domain over me, ...
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I may have initials but I do not have a name. My purposes have brought myself plenty of fame

Riddle me this: I may have initials, but I do not have a name. My purposes have brought myself plenty of fame. I have brothers and sisters and cousins and more. We make stories ...
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A treasure map (Caesar's Perich)

Note that all 'information' is fictual The postman arrived with a bundle of letters. I went out to get them. Look through the bundle, I suddenly noticed some curious - the last letter was a poem, ...
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Another Friday riddle - We are quite shy

No one knows quite why, But we are very shy. You can't touch our crowns, So far from the ground. It might have been because, Of all the bump and grind. But Ng showed that was false, When given enough ...
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Are these Haikus More or Less related?

As the cloudless sky Hues the days are bounded by Ball of fire knows why Warning and Alarm Envious of others' charm Cold enough to harm The correct answer should be seven(7) letters ...
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Is there a limerick-style cryptic clue?

Is there a cryptic clue that happens to be a limerick? Please also include the answer in spoilers.
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Flying Tree Sharks! :P

The flying tree sharks Are out, on the hunt for prey. In the dead of night. When day awakens, The flying tree sharks die out. They'll be back at dusk. What is a flying tree shark? Hint:
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Haiku about Movies: We are engaged / Year after year / Year after year

What movies are described by the haiku below? 1 We are engaged Year after year Year after year 2 No memory of you Every day is the same Every date is different 3 Stuck at one place ...
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How does one write a short riddle that is not too vague and not too obvious?

I have recently been offered to write riddles for a shop, which I will not go into too much detail about (because that is personal). However, I will say that the shop mostly prefers a riddle up to ...
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Riddle with a fang

My head is grey and I guess my tail is too I'm straight as a pencil if brand new If used correctly my fang should disappear Only to leave my head shown clear Looking around I'm not ...
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Water is Thinner

You might need to know this before I begin: The largest organ of your body is your skin. Riddle me this: I am connected to pressure, Much like what I am behind, As air passes ...
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Somewhere over the Atmosphere [closed]

Destroyer of worlds Nobody can escape me Tragic death I am What am I? In an attempt to escape being "on hold", I will add this extra verse: Finite space I have I'm infinitesimal Infinite ...
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Cryptic Haiku: Cornflakes are the bomb

Bailing out on me? I'm sure it will be okay #Corn Flakes are the bomb Looking for a particular event, and for a bonus, I would be impressed with a particular number Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint ...
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Small and resilient

At the same time I can be low or high, I can be found where the ground meets the sky. I may have a bald spot on top of my head, but pick a fight with me, and you may be dead. Slow moving, slow ...
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All I do is carry out orders and obey. Who am I?

Some will understand what I say, some do not. I speak the exact words you want. Some words I speak however, you would like not. For you to understand me, you shall study a lot. I carry out your ...
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It was often searched for. What is it?

Maybe it's wooden. Maybe it's golden. It could be made out of greenish glass. Most likely it has not that much mass. - Some think it is already found, Most think it could still be somewhere ...
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There is a Hole in my Promise

I promised I would not make anymore Riley Riddles... ...I failed to keep it. Riddle me this: My prefix and its prefix, are each an animal. They fly, but one will only do it if ...
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Two Tails Interlinked

Riddle Me This: I gallop in pairs underneath all the waves. I hope that my children aren't what he depraves. I'm upright, not forward like most of my friends. I thank my ...
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A riddle from HQ

Here's a riddle haiku from HQ: I am just on fire! A fun, diverse distraction. This ilk but more known. What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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I wave when you don't, and when you do

I wave when you don't, and when you do, Only because I look up to you. Watch as I dance with my jelly-like bones, That can't be broken by sticks or stones. My eyes go deep when you closely stare, But ...
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A “what am I” haiku: C. Nelson Reilly / Greater than or equal to / Strike anywhere, yes?

C. Nelson Reilly Greater than or equal to Strike anywhere, yes? One word in many of its senses will fit this haiku Given the answer below, an explanation that is more than a hint
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Take a deep breath

Here's a quick one that should be easy. You've heard me before. A Cinematic Icon Perfect audio. What am I?
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My father's gift on Christmas!

I bought my father a gift for Christmas and wrote a riddle for him to solve, but I thought I'd let you guys solve it first :D I have caps that I cannot wear You can enter without a care ...
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Slumber, watcher — What am I?

This is the start of a poem I've always loved. If you don't know the source, can you guess the answer? ...
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An Internet Phenomenon

I am on the internet. Others use me to troll. There are many things I will never do. What am I? Hint: Hint 2: