Hi, just wondering if there is anyone out there wanting to share ideas on this puzzle?
Seems to me most people like to keep what they have close but I personally am happy to share whatever I find.
I apologise now to those who feel I am "giving away" too much, something I have been criticised for in the past. I will try to keep it brief so as not to spoil the enjoyment of discovery by others.
With the poems I can only say with certainty that I believe I know the location of five of the ten. The other five aren't such a good fit. So I'll start with those I am sure of (please feel free to disagree).
"Should old acquaintance be forgot" - I believe this refers to the Robert Burns statue
"Columbus ever pointing" - I think is lion statues
"Of the many things you'll climb" - Sundial at Cranmer Park
"Beneath the dome of gold" - Obelisk
"Remember horrors if you can" - Babi Yar
I'll leave at that for now to see if there is any interest in discussions. There are other aspects of the puzzle I have some thoughts on but will put that in another thread later.
I think the “Columbus ever pointing” as well as other clues from that poem are leading us to a park in Denver, Colorado. Some of the statues in the park are mentioned vaguely in that poem. And then there’s this:
Columbus ever pointing I would assume....
And then I think the poem on page 20 is connected to the Columbus poem as well.
Forgive me, but I don’t have the poem available to me at the moment, I can go into more detail later but from memory I will paraphrase that pg. 20’s poem also mentions how “Senior was with the words he spoke”.
I do know that MLK Jr (“I Have A Dream” - things he “dreampt”) held a rally/gave a speech in Denver and I think there is a statue of him near Civic Center Park where Ever-Pointing Columbus is... MLK Sr was a pastor and was very vocal as well in the Civil Rights Movement which makes me believe that “two Kings share a stare” in the Columbus poem is related to the two Kings (MLK Jr & Sr) on pg. 20 but right now I’m not 100% positive on it’s connection to be honest but it definitely seemed possible.
Anyone have any ideas on whether the numbers that surround the poems may connect to the poems (like a book code) or do you think they are a separate code all together?
Thanks cvsnipe05! I see, you connected the poems as they both allude to or use the word "king". It's logical and very interesting.
Like you, I think the "Dreampt Poem" on p 20 does refer to MLK statue, which contains a figure of Gandhi. (?Gandhi is "senior" in that he influenced MLK with regard to nonviolent protest?). However, the MLK statue is located at Denver's City Park (@ 4 miles away). But, of course, the poems could indeed be related nevertheless.
AS for the numbered bricks, I did assume they were a book code, even if not all numbers are usable. But I am very inexperienced with ciphers/codes.