|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake:
But droop his tender wing,
And forget his youthful spring!
O father and mother if buds are nipped,
And blossoms blown away;
And if the tender plants are stripped
Of their joy in the springing day,
By sorrow and care's dismay, -
How shall the summer arise in joy,
Or the summer fruits appear?
Or how shall we gather what griefs destroy,
Or bless the mellowing year,
Songs of Innocence and Experience
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
light amidst the shadows.
The question of the vehicle was broached. The landlord was
doubtful, then an idea, it was manifestly a questionable idea,
occurred to him. He went to consult an obscure brown-faced
individual in the corner, disappeared, and the world without became
eloquent. Presently he returned and announced that a carozza was
practicable. It had been difficult, but he had contrived it. And
he remained hovering over the conclusion of their meal, asking
questions about Amanda's mountaineering and expressing incredulous
His bill, which he presented with an uneasy flourish, was large and