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What Are Poem Riddles?

The following are simply riddles in the form of poems. They provide a few good examples of poem riddles. The solutions can be found after them.

1. A Hoard of Rings

A hoard of rings am I,
but no fit gift for a bride;
I await a sword's kiss.

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2. Measured in Hours

(This type is also sometimes referred to as a "what am I" riddle.)

My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.

What am I?

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3. Flowers of Fire

(This one should be relatively easy.)

Screaming, soaring / seeking sky
Flowers of fire / flying high
Eastern art / from ancient time
Name me now / and solve this rhyme

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4. Cannot Be Seen

(This Riddle Poem is by J.R.R. Tolkien.)

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

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5. A Harvest

A harvest sown and reaped on the same day
in an unplowed field,
which increases without growing,
remains whole though it is eaten within and without,
is useless yet the staple of nations.

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Solutions

The nature of making a poem creates riddles that can be difficult due to the words used for the sake of rhythm and rhyme. But once you see the solutions, and look back again at the riddle, you'll say, "Oh yeah, now it makes sense!"

1. A suit of chain-mail (made up of metal rings and used for protection during sword fights).

2. A candle.

3. Fireworks.

4. Darkness.

5. War.


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