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Hang your head down and cry?
05-15-2020, 07:15 PM,
#1
Hang your head down and cry?
Forrest, in his writings, has several times mentioned crying.

Sometimes, when I read his poem, I imagine that when it says

"Look quickly down, your quest to cease,"

the poem might mean "Realize that you don't need to be searching for monetary treasure, so stop searching for it (you should be ashamed of
yourself. Hang your head down and cry . . . either out of shame, or
from happiness that this realization has brought you -- or for both reasons)."

If, in fact, this is Fenn's intended meaning, it suggests that the chest (with
its contents of gold, etc.) is not findable. I hope, of course, that it is, and
that I haven't seriously neglected an important noun in the poem.
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05-16-2020, 12:18 AM,
#2
RE: Hang your head down and cry?
(05-15-2020, 07:15 PM)wildfuntear Wrote: Forrest, in his writings, has several times mentioned crying.

Sometimes, when I read his poem, I imagine that when it says

"Look quickly down, your quest to cease,"

the poem might mean "Realize that you don't need to be searching for monetary treasure, so stop searching for it (you should be ashamed of
yourself. Hang your head down and cry . . . either out of shame, or
from happiness that this realization has brought you -- or for both reasons)."

If, in fact, this is Fenn's intended meaning, it suggests that the chest (with
its contents of gold, etc.) is not findable. I hope, of course, that it is, and
that I haven't seriously neglected an important noun in the poem.

I’ve always thought it was due to Fenn’s military background he chose the word cease. To me I always thought it had a slightly more temporary nature to it rather than permanent. A cease fire is not permanent, it is a temporary hold. Looking quickly down is not the end, taking the chest and leaving in peace is.
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05-16-2020, 12:56 AM,
#3
RE: Hang your head down and cry?
(05-16-2020, 12:18 AM)thrilledtochase Wrote:
(05-15-2020, 07:15 PM)wildfuntear Wrote: Forrest, in his writings, has several times mentioned crying.

Sometimes, when I read his poem, I imagine that when it says

"Look quickly down, your quest to cease,"

the poem might mean "Realize that you don't need to be searching for monetary treasure, so stop searching for it (you should be ashamed of
yourself. Hang your head down and cry . . . either out of shame, or
from happiness that this realization has brought you -- or for both reasons)."

If, in fact, this is Fenn's intended meaning, it suggests that the chest (with
its contents of gold, etc.) is not findable. I hope, of course, that it is, and
that I haven't seriously neglected an important noun in the poem.

I’ve always thought it was due to Fenn’s military background he chose the word cease. To me I always thought it had a slightly more temporary nature to it rather than permanent. A cease fire is not permanent, it is a temporary hold. Looking quickly down is not the end, taking the chest and leaving in peace is.

That's encouraging. Thanks. Now, if I could learn that "leave" and/or
"go" aren't intended to mean "die", I'd perhaps glean some enjoyment
from that knowlege.
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05-17-2020, 12:19 AM,
#4
RE: Hang your head down and cry?
(05-16-2020, 12:56 AM)legacyhelper Wrote:
(05-16-2020, 12:18 AM)thrilledtochase Wrote:
(05-15-2020, 07:15 PM)wildfuntear Wrote: Forrest, in his writings, has several times mentioned crying.

Sometimes, when I read his poem, I imagine that when it says

"Look quickly down, your quest to cease,"

the poem might mean "Realize that you don't need to be searching for monetary treasure, so stop searching for it (you should be ashamed of
yourself. Hang your head down and cry . . . either out of shame, or
from happiness that this realization has brought you -- or for both reasons)."

If, in fact, this is Fenn's intended meaning, it suggests that the chest (with
its contents of gold, etc.) is not findable. I hope, of course, that it is, and
that I haven't seriously neglected an important noun in the poem.

I’ve always thought it was due to Fenn’s military background he chose the word cease. To me I always thought it had a slightly more temporary nature to it rather than permanent. A cease fire is not permanent, it is a temporary hold. Looking quickly down is not the end, taking the chest and leaving in peace is.

That's encouraging. Thanks. Now, if I could learn that "leave" and/or
"go" aren't intended to mean "die", I'd perhaps glean some enjoyment
from that knowlege.

Now there I cant help on both counts. “I must go” I’ve always taken to mean Fenn dying with his chest. As in going from this earth/family loved ones etc. As far as the finder goes I believe he’s saying to “go in peace” not “rest in peace”. Or at least I hope...
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