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    I know general "group think" conclusion is that verse 10 leads to image 12 (New York) Im leaning towards Florida.

    In the shadow
    Of the grey giant

    (Something big with a tragic history)

    Find the arm that
    Extends over the slender path

    (A statue /object with arm pointing in a direction?)

    In summer
    You'll often hear a whirring sound

    (June starts the beginning of Hurricane season)

    Car abound
    Although the sign

    (My guess is a no parking sign at the site, people park all over the place when its "snow bird season." Sign or not)

    Nearby
    Speaks of Indies native

    (West Indies natives that were killed off by the Spanish?)

    The natives still speak
    Of him of Hard word in 3 Vols.

    (Of him could be Columbus or other Spanish that lead to slavery and extension of the Indies natives)

    Take twice as many east steps as the hour
    Or more

    (If the image is the sapphire jewel image, and we are using the number of asters (9) we would take 18 "or more" in the eastward direction)

    From the middle of one branch
    Of the v

    (Palm trees sometimes grow out of the same spot or even off of the same trunk to make "v" formations)

    Look down
    And see simple roots

    (explains itself)

    In rhapsodic man's soil

    (with rhapsodic references to man's urge to explore)

    Or gaze nort
    Toward the isle of B.

    (Could be any isle starting with B , link of islands in Florida, I'm working on the ones in the Tampa area.)

    Florida Islands - 'b' List
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayheedan View Post

    The natives still speak
    Of him of Hard word in 3 Vols.

    (Of him could be Columbus or other Spanish that lead to slavery and extension of the Indies natives)

    Florida Islands - 'b' List
    Maybe this line is referring to Columbus' Armada on his voyage, The Nina, The Pinta and the Santa Maria?

    or even Ponce de Leon's three ships the Santiago, the San Cristobal and the Santa Maria de la Consolacion?
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    Hurricane for whirring? Why would that be often in summer?
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    Hurricane Season Dates:

    Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.

    National Hurricane Center
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    I supposed it could just be a reference to the wind from the Gulf stream.
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    Wow that's a pretty good thought you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayheedan View Post

    The natives still speak
    Of him of Hard word in 3 Vols.

    (Of him could be Columbus or other Spanish that lead to slavery and extension of the Indies natives)
    Could be a reference to Ponce de Leon. The "Leon" is the Hard word of his name that has three parts or "Vols"

    A Poem was written by Rane Arroyo about this reference to Ponce.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=vl...20word&f=false

    Arroyo lives in Puerto Rico where Ponce de Leon ran his expeditions to the New World.
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    I came to a poet reference with "In the Shadows" by Pauline Johnson in my application of this verse for Canada. Your Hard word idea is equally interesting for Florida.

    The second line about a grey giant has me inclined to think its simply the Moon, which may be perceived as something making a trip east to west like the Sun. Technically it doesnt, which may complicate things.

    The words rhapsodic man have often been thought to point to Gershwin. I like that idea. His Rhapsody in Blue was inspired by a train ride. (Source uncertain).
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