What are the 9 clues?

There have been many discussions about which clues are the 9 clues in Forrest Fenn’s poem.  A lot of people seem to be in the ‘Sentences’ camp. Below are just a few examples.  If you’d care to share your thoughts on the clues, please leave them in the comments.

Sentences(?)

There are 9 sentences / statements in the poem. Sentences generally end with punctuation such as a period or a question mark.

So..
Clue 1

As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.

Clue 2

Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.

Clue 3

Put in below the home of Brown.

Clue 4

From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

Clue 5

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.

Clue 6

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

Clue 7

The answer I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.

Clue 8

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.

Clue 9

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

Directions(?)

The 9 clues may be where ever the poem is telling us (directing us) to do something.

Clue 1
Begin it where warm waters halt

Clue 2
And take it in the canyon down,

Clue 3
Put in below the home of Brown.

Clue 4
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,

Clue 5
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,

Clue 6
Just take the chest

Clue 7
and go in peace.

Clue 8
So hear me all

Clue 9
and listen good,

 

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