|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Dreams & Dust by Don Marquis:
The knowledge that he lies.
Not one of us but had some pearls
And flung them to the swine,
Not one of us but had some gift--
Some spark of fire divine--
Each might have been God's minister
In the temple of some art--
Each feels his gift perverted move
Wormlike through his dry heart.
If God called Azrael to Him now
And bade Death bend the bow
|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 Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:
enjoyments, and which after all have some foundation in
justice, and point, in their confused way, to some more
honourable honesty within the reach of man. And at least, is
not this an unusual gloss upon the eighth commandment? And
what sort of comfort, guidance, or illumination did that
precept afford my friend throughout these contentions? 'Thou
shalt not steal.' With all my heart! But AM I stealing?
The truly quaint materialism of our view of life disables us
from pursuing any transaction to an end. You can make no one
understand that his bargain is anything more than a bargain,
whereas in point of fact it is a link in the policy of