Unlock, or: Transform

A riddle poem

The merest glimpse and passion's born;
this essence belies any scorn.
Come morning, brims again, renewed.
The day is ours to see it through.

d’Verse prompt: Guess right or be devoured

At d’Verse, poets were encouraged to write riddles in the form of poems. The idea of making riddles into verse is a very old one, and many of you may even have played with this before.

The riddles can be as hard or as easy as we want but here are a few things you may want to use: Personification for abstract or innate objects can be very effective; describing the object using metaphors can also be fun; you may also attempt to describe the object without naming it.

It is recommended to keep the poems short, but there is no restrictions on how you write them.

The response to my riddle is below.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


The correct answer:

POTENTIAL.

20 thoughts on “Unlock, or: Transform”

  1. Oh yes absolutely
    heart to heart
    Carefully

    Carpe diem

    Heart to heart
    Unlock, transform
    Navigate,

    Move and shake

  2. Love the riddle poem idea, David, and the inspiring example.

    Good riddles to bad ribbings

    Shoo-fly pie
    Fly in the ointment
    Shut my mouth

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