# JDiggins’ Goodbye to Forrest…

October 31, 2020
by JDiggins

JDiggins (AKA Jamie Jourdan) wrote this lovely piece for GPAA (Gold Prospector’s  Association of America) Magazine. Click on the article to open it larger in your browser.

APRIL 2020
by JDiggins

HE FELT LIKE AN ARCHITECT BUILDING THAT POEM
So let’s build a material list:
4 Corner stones are A E I D (AIDE, IDEA)

ALL LETTERS PRESENT BUT X

Making x from corner letter to corner letter lands on “a” in line 13 word “and”

Wise is the middle word at 83

24 lines, 6 stanzas Not adding in space between stanzas

With 10 blank lines/returns between stanzas 34 lines

166 WORDS

602 letters

29 capital letters :
A-5, I-9, B-3, N-1, P-1, F-1, T-3, J-2, L-1, S-2, Y-1
AAAAAIIIIIIIIIBBBNPFTTTJJLSSY

20 Sets of double letters:
E, N, T, O, E, L, D, E, E, O, T, T, R, T, E, L, O, F, L, O
E-5, N-1, T-4, O-4, L-3, D-1, R-1, F-1

28 PUNCTUATIONS
5-apostrophe ‘’’’’, 13-comma ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
1-question mark? 1-semi colon ; 8-periods……..

5 contractions:
it’s, there’ll, you’ve, I’ve, I’m
It is, there will, you have, I have, I am
Missing letters: IWIHAHAA
Missing words: is will have have am

659 text characters
142 spaces
Characters + spaces = 801

801 divided by 34 lines = average 23.5588 letters for each blank line thus 23.5588×10=235.588 missing characters, lines and spaces

Add missing to whole is 801 + 235.588 =1036.588 total text space from A to d.
If you divide that into 4 it is 259.1470 per .25 of poem

188 syllables

21 lines have 8 syllables each, line 2 has 6, line 3 has 7, line t has 7

39 nouns

NINE CAPITAL I’s

1st and 3rd line end (t)here (w)here,

and 2nd and 4th lines end with (b)old, old,

LAST STANZA ENDS:
4-D’S, 4-O’S, 4-T’S

4 lines end with no punctuation, words are:
THERE HALT GO WOOD,

Lines are:

As I have gone alone in there
(And with my treasures bold,)

Begin it where warm waters halt
(And take it in the canyon down,)

So why is it that I must go
(And leave my trove for all to seek?)

If you are brave and in the wood
(I give you title to the gold.)

# Helping JDiggins…

From Fennboree: Amy, Desertphile, JDiggins, Cynthia and Boomergirl. Don’t you wish you had been there too??

As most know, JDiggins lost her home in the horrible Mendocino Complex Fire in California this past week. KPro  of the THOR forum, with the help of friends has started a raffle.

This is the back of coin #486..not #001…but it’s the only pic we have on the blog…of Cowlazer’s fabulous collector’s coins…

The prize was generously donated by Forrest…it’s the #001 beautifully minted and highly prized Cowlazer’s coin…These things are stunning…with all proceeds heading to JDiggins. You can find out more and get tickets by Clicking HERE:

This is clearly an opportunity for everyone to donate…and help out our good friend and fellow searcher, JDiggins. She’s a great person who can really use a hand right now…