|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan:
him to do. He seemed intoxicated with his skill, and hummed the
'Marseillaise,' I remember, all the way to Amy Villa whither I
It was the last day of Kauffer's contract; and besides, all the
world, secretaries, establishments, hill captains, grass widows,
shops, and sundries, was trundling down the hill. I came to ask my
young friend what he meant to do.
'Do?' he cried. 'Why, eat, drink, and be merry! Kauffer has paid
up, and his yoke is at the bottom of the sea. Come back and dine
The hour we spent together in his little inner room before dinner
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Love Songs by Sara Teasdale:
Lost as a sob in the midst of cheering,
Swept as a sea-bird out to sea.
When I talk with other men
I always think of you --
Your words are keener than their words,
And they are gentler, too.
When I look at other men,
I wish your face were there,
With its gray eyes and dark skin
And tossed black hair.