|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale:
The waves break fold on jewelled fold,
But beauty itself is fugitive,
It will not hurt me when I am old.
A diamond of a morning
Waked me an hour too soon;
Dawn had taken in the stars
And left the faint white moon.
O white moon, you are lonely,
It is the same with me,
But we have the world to roam over,
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln:
"Was Turnbull delirious, doctor?" asked the coroner.
Stone shook his head in denial. "No," he stated. "I take it that
he started to say 'Barbara,' and his breath failed him; at any rate
I only caught the stuttered 'B-b-b.'"
Penfield did not immediately continue his examination, but when he
did so his manner was stern.
"Doctor, what in your opinion caused Mr. Turnbull's death?"
"Judging superficially - I made no thorough examination," Stone
explained parenthetically, "I should say that Mr. Rochester was
right when he stated that Turnbull died from an acute attack of
The Red Seal