From a different approach, has anyone worked with the idea that we are to ignore everything in the book, except the poem, by reading the chapter heading something like
Just the Poem of the Tree ?
I haven't tried that yet. Honestly, I haven't really dug into the poem that much either besides meaning gotten from just reading it a time or two, which seems so broad of a thing to look for. A tree eating a boulder.
But, yeah if I read it with maybe a cajun accent - Jus de poem de tree? Interesting.
Post by thetictocman on Apr 18, 2017 12:17:43 GMT -5
Another thing I noticed about the tree poem is when Nels tells Lane “I thought that poem about the rock-eating tree sounded an awful lot like you.” If you look at Lane's poem at the beginning of chapter 7, the first two lines of the poem are the same as the last two lines, as is the case with the tree poem.
Don't know if there is any significance to this. Maybe there is something we do at the beginning that we repeat at the end?
I thought that too. I think maybe the poem is referring to two old towns. The first reading, the treasure is north of the old town they are at, and then when they get to the final parking lot, they end up west of another old town.