|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:
"Remark the cat which flattens itself in the gutter,
Slips out its tongue
And devours a morsel of rancid butter."
So the hand of the child, automatic,
Slipped out and pocketed a toy that was running along
I could see nothing behind that child's eye.
I have seen eyes in the street
Trying to peer through lighted shutters,
And a crab one afternoon in a pool,
An old crab with barnacles on his back,
|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 Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock:
truly I might have guessed before that the bold outlaw Robin,
the most courteous Robin, the new thief of Sherwood Forest,
was your lover, the earl that has been: I might have guessed
it before, and what led you so much to the woods; but you hunt
no more in such company. No more May games and Gamwell feasts.
My lands and castle would be the forfeit of a few more such pranks;
and I think they are as well in my hands as the king's,
quite as well."
"You know, father," said Matilda, "the condition of keeping me at home:
I get out if I can, and not on parole."
"Ay! ay!" said the baron, "if you can; very true: