|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
Come forth worm and the silent valley, to thy pensive queen.
The helpless worm arose and sat upon the Lillys leaf,
And the bright Cloud saild on, to find his partner in the vale.
Then Thel astonish'd view'd the Worm upon its dewy bed.
Art thou a Worm? image of weakness. art thou but a Worm?
I see thee like an infant wrapped in the Lillys leaf;
Ah weep not little voice, thou can'st not speak, but thou can'st weep:
Is this a Worm? I see they lay helpless & naked: weeping
And none to answer, none to cherish thee with mothers smiles.
The Clod of Clay heard the Worms voice & rais'd her pitying head:
Poems of William Blake
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
many gods. Girl, why do you want to remember the past when there
is a warrior and a chief ready to give many lives--his own life--
for one of your smiles?"
While she spoke she pushed gently her daughter towards the
canoes, hiding her own fear, anxiety, and doubt under the flood
of passionate words that left Nina no time to think and no
opportunity to protest, even if she had wished it. But she did
not wish it now. At the bottom of that passing desire to look
again at her father's face there was no strong affection. She
felt no scruples and no remorse at leaving suddenly that man
whose sentiment towards herself she could not understand, she
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
its essence; and there is an Eastern magic in them.
Sarojini Chattopadhyay was born at Hyderabad on February 13,
1879. Her father, Dr. Aghorenath Chattopadhyay, is descended
from the ancient family of Chattorajes of Bhramangram, who were
noted throughout Eastern Bengal as patrons of Sanskrit learning,
and for their practice of Yoga. He took his degree of Doctor of
Science at the University of Edinburgh in 1877, and afterwards
studied brilliantly at Bonn. On his return to India he founded
the Nizam College at Hyderabad, and has since laboured
incessantly, and at great personal sacrifice, in the cause of