|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Such was the elegant apostrophe that I made as I went out of
the gates again, happily satisfied in myself, and feeling
that I alone of all whom I had seen was able to profit by the
silent poem of these green mounds and blackened headstones.
(1) RELIGIO MEDICI, Part ii.
(2) DUCHESS OF MALFI.
CHAPTER IV - NURSES
I KNEW one once, and the room where, lonely and old, she
waited for death. It was pleasant enough, high up above the
lane, and looking forth upon a hill-side, covered all day
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest:
We're not half so keen for money as one time we used to be;
I am thinking more of mother and she's thinking more of me.
Now we spend more time together, and I know we're meaning more
To each other on life's journey, than we ever meant before.
It was hard to understand it! Oh, the dreary nights we've cried!
But we've found the depth of loving, since the day that Jessie died.
Ain't no use as I can see
In sittin' underneath a tree
An' growlin' that your luck is bad,
An' that your life is extry sad;