I'm new here, so I apologize if this subject is old turf to the Community, but I seem to have approached the game rather differently than most here. So I'm going to offer up a topic for discussion and I welcome any and all constructive comments that any of you might care to offer.

Topic:

In the poem Fenn asks a direct question, "So why is it that I must go and leave my trove for all to seek?"

Poll for the Community:

Who ekse has a simple and direct answer to this question that is central to their best solution?

My Answer:

The letter "I" must be removed from the final tallies of the word algebra equations that provide verification of the final letter key derived by the solution process.

Examples:

Your + Effort = Worth + The + Cold (exactly, no I to remove here)

You = Wise + And + Found + The + Blaze - I (letter value of You exactly equal to the total of word sums on right)

You = Brave + And + In + The + Wood - I (letter value of You exactly equal to the total of word suns on the right)

Equations derived using "Brown" interpreted as " B(e) (a)R(e) Own!" . . . This interpretation means that all forms of " To Be" should be treated as an equal sign mathematically.

Readers should note that "To Be" is used conventionally 8 times with all occurrences after Line 8, so beginning immediately on Line 9, equations can be developed.

Readers should also note that "Is" is embedded twice in single words: "Wise" and "Listen." This makes 10 uses, and conveniently only a Base 10 letter key can provide the mathematical equivalence cited above. Further still, "Listen" interpreted as "L is 10" reinforces this deduction. As does the four corner letters of the poem "AIDE" or "IDEA" where I = D + E + A = 4 + 5 + 1 = 10!

Final note. The three equations above provide only a partial list of the equivalencies I have at the ready, but they are more than enough to make my point that I believe the solution to this poem was meant to be mathematically provable.

Thoughts, comments, feedbacks, alternatives welcomed.

Go!

Topic:

In the poem Fenn asks a direct question, "So why is it that I must go and leave my trove for all to seek?"

Poll for the Community:

Who ekse has a simple and direct answer to this question that is central to their best solution?

My Answer:

The letter "I" must be removed from the final tallies of the word algebra equations that provide verification of the final letter key derived by the solution process.

Examples:

Your + Effort = Worth + The + Cold (exactly, no I to remove here)

You = Wise + And + Found + The + Blaze - I (letter value of You exactly equal to the total of word sums on right)

You = Brave + And + In + The + Wood - I (letter value of You exactly equal to the total of word suns on the right)

Equations derived using "Brown" interpreted as " B(e) (a)R(e) Own!" . . . This interpretation means that all forms of " To Be" should be treated as an equal sign mathematically.

Readers should note that "To Be" is used conventionally 8 times with all occurrences after Line 8, so beginning immediately on Line 9, equations can be developed.

Readers should also note that "Is" is embedded twice in single words: "Wise" and "Listen." This makes 10 uses, and conveniently only a Base 10 letter key can provide the mathematical equivalence cited above. Further still, "Listen" interpreted as "L is 10" reinforces this deduction. As does the four corner letters of the poem "AIDE" or "IDEA" where I = D + E + A = 4 + 5 + 1 = 10!

Final note. The three equations above provide only a partial list of the equivalencies I have at the ready, but they are more than enough to make my point that I believe the solution to this poem was meant to be mathematically provable.

Thoughts, comments, feedbacks, alternatives welcomed.

Go!

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