|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
apostles before thee, 'Verily, thy Lord is Lord of forgiveness and
Lord of grievous torment!'
And had we made it a foreign Koran, they would have said, 'Unless
its signs be detailed.... What! foreign and Arabic?' Say, 'It is,
for those who believe, a guidance and a healing. But those who believe
not, in their ears is dulness, and it is blindness to them; these
are called to from a far-off place.'
And we gave Moses the Book, and it was disputed about; but had it
not been for thy Lord's word already passed it would have been decided
between them, for, verily, they were in hesitating doubt thereon.
Whoso does right it is for his soul, and whoso does evil it is
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
almost wholly to those two periods. As they seemed to me to have
an individual beauty of their own, I thought they ought to be
published. The writer hesitated. "Your letter made me very
proud and very sad," she wrote. "Is it possible that I have
written verses that are 'filled with beauty,' and is it possible
that you really think them worthy of being given to the world?
You know how high my ideal of Art is; and to me my poor casual
little poems seem to be less than beautiful--I mean with that
final enduring beauty that I desire." And, in another letter,
she writes: "I am not a poet really. I have the vision and the
desire, but not the voice. If I could write just one poem full
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
but a few hours in which to conceal the monarch before
the search was well under way.
Armed with the king's warrants, his troopers had ridden
through the country, searching houses, and questioning all
whom they met. Patrols had guarded every road that the
fugitives might take either to Lustadt, Blentz, or the border;
but no king had been found and no trace of his abductors.
Prince von der Tann, Barney was convinced, was on the
point of deserting him, and going over to the other side. It
was true that the old man had carried out his instructions
relative to the placing of the machine guns; but they might
The Mad King