Poem 3:2

The end is ever drawing nigh;

54 thoughts on “Poem 3:2

  1. MJ:
    I was wondering if anyone has a list of all of Eric Sloane’s works.I’m thinking this poem line alludes to EVER ards DRAWINGS.I’ve looked but can’t locate a complete list.

    If thats the case it would be the drawings Forrest would snatch off the table when they had lunch. They wouldnt be listed anywhere but Forrests memory.


    • Hi Deb –

      Remember when, I think it was Chris Yates, found the list of all the Rockwell’s ? All 3,500 of them?
      It’s a wonder we ever found the names of the ones used in the book…….. 🙂

      MJ –

      Re: Eric Sloane

      Here is a list of 250 plus – that I could find .. Does anyone know how many he did?


      PS – My favorite of all his works is “The Covered Bridge”. I think most people miss the guy fishing under it. 🙂


      • Maybe people who dont know Forrest miss it, it was the first thing I noticed and wondered when it was painted. All things lead to Forrest in my mind when it comes to looking at Eric Sloanes paintings.


  2. MJ:
    I was wondering if anyone has a list of all of Eric Sloane’s works.I’m thinking this poem line alludes to EVER ards DRAWINGS.I’ve looked but can’t locate a complete list.

    If you go to Wiki – there is a complete list ………….. quite extensive.


      • LOL – MJ

        I thought you were asking for a list of books – I’ll look for a list of art works – but I doubt there is one. Your so nice for not calling me a few names I’m thinking of……

        I am thinking that possibly his museum would have a list – you could call them. That’s part of why a museum is there – to help people with research. Maybe they could e-mail it.

        We’ve all felt – at one time or another – we wouldn’t find illusive indulgence – hang in there…….


  3. Another take on the end is ever drawing nigh:

    Forrest shared with Olga “No one should ever fear crashing because it is only the last inch that counted”. A little humor to lighten the mood.

    When my father fell down, a friend asked: Did the fall hurt?
    His response was: “It’s not the fall that hurt, it was the sudden stop at the bottom”.


  4. astree:

    It’s also ironic that his stated intent was to get people away from their devices, but the chase is responsible for astronomical person-hours of computer time.



    I think your statement holds a hint.

    I know a guy, quite brilliant and very good with computers, who created a program for a physics problem he was trying to solve.It consumed a fair amount of time, but if he had spent a little more time looking at the problem, instead of trying to brute force it, he would have seen it had a simple solution – a sine wave – and could have done it on the back of an envelope.



    ( there’s a 2 – 22 in there for you, E*)

    Yeah. It reminds me of the theory and thinking behind the book Blink by Gladwell. Sometimes we are better off solving a problem with just enough information rather than an imponderable pile of data. The best decision-makers often avoid the minutae of problems and see the bigger picture. A President needs to do this.

    For some time now I have been focusing more on the overall energy of the poem, its intrinsic nature, rather than the fragments. I’ve loved rivers all my life, and studied the details of pools, riffles, sounds, and where trout might be hiding, but still there’s an overall unique feel to each river. And this poem is like a river ; with the integral clues hiding in there in plain sight.

    I recently showed the poem to an 8 year-old (hi-iq), and he circled a number of the phrases with clouds and attached his comments, including “the water will push you” for There’ll be no paddle up your creek. Push.
    (Other comments I can’t give away. Too precious.)



      • Astree – From Latin GT,…for what I think is imprinted,…on that bronze skeleton key:

        exija adu ha > eventually year(e) have flood

        Does that mean,…”In case of flood,…use this bronze skeleton key”?


    • Yes, I think you could get there just with the words in the poem if you are observant enough. Lets me out! 🙂 Laughing is good for the heart.


    • Halogetter – When you said you gave the poem to an 8 year old,… and that his other comments were, “Too precious”,…I couldn’t help but think of this:

      Gollum: So bright… so beautiful… ah, Precious.
      Frodo: What did you say?
      Gollum: Master should be resting, Master needs to keep up his strength.
      Frodo: [standing up] Who are you?
      Gollum: Mustn’t ask us, not it’s business. Gollum, gollum.
      Frodo: Gandalf told me you were one of the River-folk.
      Gollum: Cold be heart and hand and bone. Cold be travelers far from home.
      Frodo: [next to Gollum] He said your life was a sad story.
      Gollum: They do not see what lies ahead, when Sun has faded and Moon is dead


      Gollum: [singing] The rock and pool, is nice and cool, so juicy sweet. Our only wish,
      [he whacks the fish on the rock]
      Gollum: to catch a fish,
      [another whack]
      Gollum: so juicy sweet

      Through the eyes of a child,…Hmmmm. Precious. 🙂


  5. E*:

    Astree – And a while back,…I used the map,…which shows the ancient Four Rivers of Eden,…to confirm my search area:

    Care to make any more comments along those “lines”?


    YOU ought to know that one.


    Yes, it carried multiple meanings …



    There are many articles and maps on this topic,…if your enter “Four Rivers Eden”,…into the Google search field.

    Poem 3:2

    Poem 2:3

    Not far, but too far to walk

    W = 23



  6. /

    E*: the crucifixion of that OTHER J.C. by Pontius Pilate,…and the thief who J.C. promised he would see in Paradise.

    The end is ever drawing nigh

    This caught my attention, late last night, as i was working part of the Puzzle

    The end is EVE

    The END is E.D.N.

    The end is E.D.i.N

    on a acrostic-syllable basis. (EDIN is Sumerian based)



  7. .
    Let’s see, Poem 3:2

    There has been some discussion, much of it by Chris, as to the “W” occurring 23 times in the poem, and W = 23rd letter.

    Chris, you may have caught it early last year (3rd month /0 ?), but one of the few times I saw Forrest reply in a certain way using an individual’s name was when he responded to DARIN by name ( about the 2 hunters being within 500 feet ).

    ” the end is ever DRA”W”IN g nigh ” ( 23 letters ? )


    • when he changes/adds/removes letters he is calling attn to those letters for some reason

      if memory serves when he gave that reply about the 66,000 links he used the name forrwst fenn

      in a photo in the book it has written the name Edard, which is prolly supposed to be Edward


      • NO NO… cant remember where, but some one pointed that edward thing out and ff said its Edard, thats what they called him, they ‘said’ ‘spoke’ it that way. and Forrwst and Forrest, the w and e are too closw together, you can hit the wrong one.


        • ya, and the drawings in the book too right

          anything can be explained away. means nothing.

          this whole thing is a game of deception. whatever the explanations are, the question is, what is the truth.


          • Chris as usual we disagree 98% of the Time.

            In my opinion it’s not a game of deception.

            The thing is that Forrest Fenn has been so extremely, overwhelmingly, generous that he provided a Poem describing the exact/precise location where his “Chest” is located, down to the T, and on top of all that he has provided so many freaking subtle hints throughout.

            Again that is just my opinion.

            Forrest Fenn showered us with so many clues/subtle hints that one, on the search for his “Chest”, may be deceiving himself or herself.

            Now Chris I’m not saying I, vgboss, have the “Chest” in my possession. I just have my reasons in believing that Forrest Fenn is guiding us all, bascially holding our hand, to the exact/precise location where his “Chest” is hidden/buried. But obviously we, all of us, are not hearing him nor listening to him good.


          • VGBoss i dont think you understand where im coming from or what im saying

            ITCT , im talking about the fact there are hints in the drawings but neither Fenn or the artist can acknowledge it


          • Exactly Chris…hence the 98% disagreement between us. You and I are complete opposites, when it comes to this Chase, and who darn knows we both may meet up at the same exact spot, where both of us heading in completely opposite directions, and end up where the “Chest” is hidden right at the same time and we will both have our hands on it, then we will have to rock, paper, scissors for the “Chest”.



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