Post by GeneticBlend on Dec 26, 2018 17:09:04 GMT -5
Poem 21 is on page 20, and begins with the line, "Junior was passionate about the things he dreampt". I believe "Junior" to be referring to Martin Luther King, Jr.
The second line is, "Senior was reaping what he sowed", and this would be Martin Luther King, Sr.
The third line is, "One was very vocal and said the things he meant". This I believe is referencing Frederick Douglass, a former slave, who became a distinguished orator.
"One touched many people as he bowed" is the fourth line, and refers to Mahatma Gandhi.
All four of these great people are on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Monument in Denver City Park. The monument also features Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth. Surrounding the central statue, are tablets that are engraved with quotes from MLK's speeches. It seems to me that this poem is describing this monument and the quotes surrounding the monument.
Post by ameristralia on Jan 14, 2019 9:29:03 GMT -5
I really thought that this clue was referencing the Civil Rights Monument also, but in light of last week's 'solve' post I am not sure. I believe l have the right answer at this location, but the other one also makes a lot of sense, thoughts?
Post by GeneticBlend on Jan 14, 2019 10:14:00 GMT -5
I still like my solution. However txth's solution has its merits also.
What my solution is missing are words from a plaque. The description of the monument says that surrounding the statue, there are tablets with quotes. We just have to do some research to find the right one. They are there, I just wasn't thorough enough to find them.
I'm content with the George Morrison Sr. park as the solution. I took a picture of both sides. I know the poem says "With your back towards the mountains," but the quote on the East facing side seems more in line with the poem. There is a separate display board there that talks about Sr. being a violinist (Bowed).
Post by ameristralia on Mar 9, 2019 16:47:15 GMT -5
Still think that it enough of the poem is used to get to this location! Look at all he other poems, you have to use almost all the poem to get to the location. I still think it’s the Civil Rights Monument, but I have this written down just in case, haha
Junior was passionate about the things he dreampt. (Obviously MLK Jr) Senior was reaping what he sowed. (George Morrison Sr. was playing music and teaching children how to play the violin) One was very vocal and said things he meant. (MLK Jr.) One touched many people as he bowed.(Morrison was famous in his time with his own band and played the violin) With your back towards the mountains, (Facing east – very important!) where their paths did cross. (MLK Jr. Drive and Gilpen Drive intersect/cross here at this monument.(Morrison’s home is located in this block to the south) Read between the names (Morrison's name is above and below the quote) and in the notes. (The quote on the west side is “between the notes" - music notes above and below - the east side quote is not. It only has notes below it) Greatness comes in many forms and sometimes it’s our loss, (Morrison, an accomplished violinist, was not allowed to audition for the Denver Symphony because of his race.) So heed the words surrounded by quotes.