Post by GeneticBlend on Dec 26, 2018 17:34:44 GMT -5
The poem on page 28 begins with the line, "Columbus ever pointing".
This poem seems to describe not one, but several monuments/statues in the Denver Civic Center Park. The poem first mentions the Columbus Statue, which is enclosed in a sphere of intersecting circles, representing a compass, pointing in all directions.
Secondly there is mention of the Bronco Buster. But then the author mentions, "If you reach the halls of knowledge then you've gone too far". I would like to know what your ideas are for this. I am at a loss.
Next, the author says to "Return back to the arches where the pillars are". This, I believe is the Voorhies Memorial.
Lastly, "Across the promenade, two kings exchange a stare". These are lion statues that face each other. "Words are written twice but only read once there". Only one lion has words engraved beneath it on a plaque.
For this poem, the author seems to be giving us directions, leading us somewhere. The previous poems described just one place, whereas this poem led us past several statues in the Denver Civic Center Park in a certain direction. The author even warned us that if we reached a certain place, we went too far. Could this be a connect-the-dots puzzle?
In my opinion, the “Halls of Knowledge” refers to the Main Denver Library. It is located across the street (14th Avenue) from the arches and pillars at the Greek Amphitheater/Voorhies monument/Lions statues. So, if you reach “the halls of knowledge”, you have gone too far, by exiting Civic Park.