|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Three Taverns by Edwin Arlington Robinson:
In my heart's house, where Nimmo is today.
God knows if I have more than men forgive
To tell him; but I played, and I shall pay.
I knew him then, and if I know him yet,
I know in him, defeated and estranged,
The calm of men forbidden to forget
The calm of women who have loved and changed.
But there are ways that are beyond our ways,
Or he would not be calm and she be mute,
As one by one their lost and empty days
Pass without even the warmth of a dispute.
|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 The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
Hampshire. Nor was this all they had effected; already (under the
plea that they were landscape-painters) they had hired for dawn
on the morrow a light but solid two-wheeled cart; so that when
they entered in their new character, they were able to tell
themselves that the back of the business was already broken.
John proceeded to get tea; while Morris, foraging about the
house, was presently delighted by discovering the lid of the
water-butt upon the kitchen shelf. Here, then, was the
packing-case complete; in the absence of straw, the blankets
(which he himself, at least, had not the smallest intention of
using for their present purpose) would exactly take the place of