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New Clues February 9, 2010

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Now the poem is beginning to reappear, we’re hearing about new clues.

Sounds like Line 2 will suit you outdoorsy types. Or try Line 12 if you are happiest curled up with a book of poetry.

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Line 7 found! February 8, 2010

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We’re over the moon at Hunt The Poem HQ this morning — a second line has come in within minutes of the first. Margaret Forrest had a weekend of culture and discovered line 7!

All grown to be healthy, all but my son

You can still hunt line 7 yourself for fun, but the prize has gone! Try another line instead?

Line 8 found! February 8, 2010

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We couldn’t ask for a better way to start the week — a line of the poem has turned up safely! The Forsyth family and Alan Wrench searched a certain location just outside the city centre and discovered line 8 in a bottle!

Susannah in the Poetry Library with line 8

Then my guid sailor man died, in foreign lands

You can still hunt line 8 yourself for fun, but the prize has gone! Try another line instead?

Something For The Weekend February 6, 2010

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Has all this interest in her poem stirred up Elizabeth’s ghost? We’ve just received a collection of new clues to the missing lines of her poem. That’s six in total — half the poem is out there and waiting to be found. Will you be the first to find one?

Check out Line 1, Line 7 and Line 8.

On The Trail February 4, 2010

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This morning we hear that poem hunters are closing in on Line 6. But you could still get there first — grab your camera and join in!

Or if you would rather Carry a Poem through the post, check out the new clue for Line 10.

Go Fourth February 2, 2010

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A clue has turned up about line 4 of the poem. We can’t make any sense of it. Can you?

Do leave a comment if you have any ideas.

The Hunt Begins February 1, 2010

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It’s February 1st and we’ve had the first clue to a line of the poem. Get out there and get hunting! If you find a line, bring it safely to the Poetry Library as quick as you can.

If you want to do your research first, read about the last owner of the poem, Elizabeth Galbraith.

Welcome to Hunt The Poem January 10, 2010

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Hello. You’ve found the website for Hunt The Poem, an interactive treasure hunt running in Edinburgh during February 2010 in association with Edinburgh City of Literature‘s reading campaign Carry A Poem. We need your help to track down a precious family poem — and there are prizes!

From February 1st and throughout the month, clues will be appearing on this site and around Edinburgh. Keep checking back to get the latest information.

If this is your first time here, you can find out what Hunt The Poem is, or read about the poem itself.