# An Odd Poem Found on the Ground

I found an odd poem lying around. Who wrote it? When? What is the secret in it?

NONE  TO  DO
ANDNONEAROUND
A zer0.WHERE
YOU GAZE,REA
LIZE. NOTHING
SAME # zer0ES
AND3NONEleft.
3W    h     X


This is my first puzzle on this site, so I'm open to suggestions.

Hint 1:

A change in perspective might be helpful.

Hint 2:

This puzzle could be described as RW^OL⊃+HOZe¬Y

Hint 3:

There's a suspicious amount of Z's...

Hint 4:

There could be something in that last line...

• Can you confirm that the puzzle looks exactly as you intended it? There's something odd to me. – LeppyR64 May 24 '16 at 1:14
• Welcome to Puzzling! This seems like a very interesting puzzle - thank you for using the proper tags! (Also, if you're gonna be around here more (which I hope you are!), I'd recommend changing your username to something more memorable.) – Deusovi May 24 '16 at 2:40
• @LeppyR64, everything is correctly typed. – noneuclideanisms May 24 '16 at 4:37
• @noneuclideanisms Can we have a new hint ? – Fabich Jun 17 '16 at 13:35
• Any chance of a new hint to move this forward? – Dan Russell Sep 16 '16 at 3:33

Not a complete solution...

Just to add to karobar's work:

You can spot the word NONE repeated around in a circle:

Given that the words in the original note describe "NONE AROUND A Zer0", we are possibly meant to interpret:

the circle created by the NONEs as a big 0, in which case the diagonal through the centre, E.G., may be of importance... (the initials of the author?)

• E.G. is Latin for "for example". – LeppyR64 May 27 '16 at 10:42

I was really hoping to have all the points for this but I think I'm at a point where I'm stumped. Here's some hints for everybody.

### Spoiler for hint "This puzzle could be described as RW^OL⊃+HOZe¬Y"

This puzzle could be described as REVOLUTIONARY
Explanation
You can rotate each character in RW^OL⊃+HOZe¬Y to get the word REVOLUTIONARY
'W' turned on its side is an 'E'
'^' upside-down is a 'V'
'⊃' turned right is a 'U'
'+' is kinda a 'T'
'H' on its side is an 'I'
'Z' is a rotated 'N'
'e' is a rotated 'a'
'¬' is a turned 'r'

### My analysis of hint #2

I'm guessing that the poem itself needs to be rotated, so I've rotated around the center point of the 'X'

You can see here that the upside down 'h' might be a 4? '3W' seems to be a pretty clear 'ME'

I also think that the location of the zeroes and periods are very important here, so I've drawn lines between the "outer" zeroes, and each line seems to pass through two periods, which might be important:

And of course I've tried all sorts of other avenues for solutions, fruitlessly. Great puzzle, noneuclideanisms!

• To help you out here: If you track the rotations for the hint, you'll notice that it is rotating 90degrees clockwise each time (0, 90, 180, 270, 360/0, 90...etc). You gave an amazing input! – Adib May 26 '16 at 21:21
• Oh snap! By revolutionary we are talking about revolutions (mathematics) vs. history. Or maybe both :D – Adib May 26 '16 at 21:28

# Puzzle Information

This is not a solution, but may be helpful in someone else's solution.

Several possible permutations to a change in perspective are:
(Spacing was kept)

Upside Down

3W    h     X
AND3NONEleft.
SAME # zer0ES
LIZE. NOTHING
YOU GAZE,REA
A zer0.WHERE
ANDNONEAROUND
NONE  TO  DO


Upside Down, Reversed

X     h    W3
.tfelENON3DNA
SE0rez # EMAS
GNIHTON .EZIL
AER,EZAG UOY
EREHW.0rez A
DNUORAENONDNA
OD  OT  ENON


Reverse

 OD  OT  ENON
DNUORAENONDNA
EREHW.0rez A
AER,EZAG UOY
GNIHTON .EZIL
SE0rez # EMAS
.tfelENON3DNA
X     h    W3


90º Clockwise, Reversed

NAA LSA3
ON YIANW
NDzOZMD
ENeUEE3
Or . N
N0G #O
TE.AN Nh
OAWZOzE
RHETel
OE,Hre
DURRI0f
ONEENEt
D AGS.X


90º Clockwise

3ASL AAN
WNAIY NO
DMZOzDN
3EEUeNE
N . rO
O# G0N
hN NA.ET
EzOZWAO
leTEHR
erH,EO
f0IRRUD
tENEENO
X.SGA D


90º Counterclockwise

 D AGS.X
ONEENEt
DURRI0f
OE,Hre
RHETel
OAWZOzE
TE.AN Nh
N0G #O
Or . N
ENeUEE3
NDzOZMD
ON YIANW
NAA LSA3


90º Counterclockwise, Reversed

X.SGA D
tENEENO
f0IRRUD
erH,EO
leTEHR
EzOZWAO
hN NA.ET
O# G0N
N . rO
3EEUeNE
DMZOzDN
WNAIY NO
3ASL AAN

• maybe spiral in or out? – dcfyj May 25 '16 at 15:33
• That's a possibility – Khale_Kitha May 25 '16 at 15:34