|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
At a stroke our mad poetics to confute--"
And--"Are we then so serious?"
La Figlia Che Piange
Stand on the highest pavement of the stair--
Lean on a garden urn--
Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair--
Clasp your flowers to you with a pained surprise--
Fling them to the ground and turn
With a fugitive resentment in your eyes:
But weave, weave the sunlight in your hair.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
is yours"; but she took special care to have her
own way, though, for all that.
Do not reflect upon my mother's memory, Sir--
Why not, Mary, why not? She kept me from speak-
ing my mind all her life, and do you think she shall
henpeck me now she is dead too? Come, come;
don't go to sniveling; be a good girl, and mind the
main chance. I'll see you well settled in the world.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Psalms 8: 5 (8:6) Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Psalms 8: 6 (8:7) Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under His feet:
Psalms 8: 7 (8:8) Sheep and oxen, all of them, yea, and the beasts of the field;
Psalms 8: 8 (8:9) The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea; whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psalms 8: 9 (8:10) O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth!
Psalms 9: 1 (9:1) For the Leader; upon Muthlabben. A Psalm of David. (9:2) I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all Thy marvellous works.
Psalms 9: 2 (9:3) I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High:
Psalms 9: 3 (9:4) When mine enemies are turned back, they stumble and perish at Thy presence;
Psalms 9: 4 (9:5) For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.
Psalms 9: 5 (9:6) Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Psalms 9: 6 (9:7) O thou enemy, the waste places are come to an end for ever; and the cities which thou didst uproot, their very memorial is perished.