|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
Mid-zenith hangs the fascinated day
In wind-lustrated hollows crystalline,
A wan valkyrie whose wide pinions shine
Across the ensanguined ruins of the fray,
And in her lifted hand swings high o'erhead,
Above the waste of war,
The silver torch-light of the evening star
Wherewith to search the faces of the dead.
Lagooned in gold,
Seem not those jetty promontories rather
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
Ah weep not little voice, thou can'st not speak, but thou can'st weep:
Is this a Worm? I see they lay helpless & naked: weeping
And none to answer, none to cherish thee with mothers smiles.
The Clod of Clay heard the Worms voice & rais'd her pitying head:
She bowd over the weeping infant, and her life exhald
In milky fondness, then on Thel she fix'd her humble eyes
O beauty of the vales of Har, we live not for ourselves,
Thou seest me the meanest thing, and so I am indeed:
My bosom of itself is cold, and of itself is dark,
But he that loves the lowly, pours his oil upon my head
And kisses me, and binds his nuptial bands around my breast.
Poems of William Blake
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
ried. I am Miss Margaret Lee."
"This," said Sydney, "is my sister Ellen, Mrs.
Waters. Ellen, I wish you to meet Miss Lee."
Ellen took into her own Margaret's hand, and said
feebly that it was a beautiful day and she hoped
Miss Lee found Greenhill a pleasant place to -- visit.
Sydney moved slowly out of the tent and found
Jack Desmond. He was standing near with Camille,
who looked her best in a pale-blue summer silk and
a black hat trimmed with roses. Jack and Camille
never really knew how the great man had managed,