So why is it that I must go and leave my trove for...
Forrest Fenn’s treasure poem has six stanzas and nine clues.
The 5th stanza:
The fifth stanza contains two commas, one question mark and one period, making for two complete sentences.
The first three lines (and half of the last line) are in the present-tense. The first half of the last line is in the past-tense.
Why does this stanza get two sentences, when most only get one? Does that mean that there are two important clues hidden within?
Very little to go on here.
So, of course, that means it’s probably pretty important in some way…
Your guess is as good as mine. This stanza seems nearly devoid of useful clues.
So, of course, that means that there is almost surely one extremely important clue hidden in there somewhere.
Probably tired and weak.
The 5th Stanza appears to contain virtually no usable clues. So, of course, that means that it’s probably immensely important. When Forrest recites the poem, he often stumbles a bit on the Fifth stanza (and a lot on the Sixth Stanza). Whereas, it appears he knows the first four stanzas perfectly, by heart.
So, the clues in the 5th Stanza are likely only clues that help you find the treasure chest once you are already at the final location. Who knows?...
|As I Have Gone Alone In There|
|Keep My Secret|
|A Hint of Riches New and Old|
|Where Warm Waters Halt|
|Take It In the Canyon Down|
|Not Far But Too Far To Walk|
|The Home of Brown|
|No Place for the Meek|
|The End is Ever Drawing Nigh|
|No Paddle Up Your Creek|
|Heavy Loads & Water High|
|Tarry Scant with Marvel Gaze|
|Done it Tired and Now I'm Weak|
|Hear Me All & Listen Good|
|Worth the Cold|
|Brave and in the Wood|
|Title to the Gold|
|The Nine Clues|
|The Put In Below the Home of (Joe) Brown|
|The Lamar Ranger Station|
|Is the Fenn Treasure in Montana?|
|Begin and Cease|
|Kirwin the Frog|
|Art and the Treasure|
|Native Indian Place-Names|