|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
And they went early deciding to be stingy.
And when they saw it they said, 'Verily, we have erred! Nay, we
are forbidden (its fruit)!'
Said the most moderate of them, 'Said I not to you, "unless ye
celebrate God's praises!"'
Said they, 'Celebrated be the praises of our Lord! verily, we were
And they approached each other with mutual blame.
Said they, 'O woe to us! verily, we have been outrageous! Haply
our Lord may give us instead a better than it; verily, we unto our
Lord do yearn.'
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Prufrock/Other Observations by T. S. Eliot:
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair--
(They will say: "How his hair is growing thin!")
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin--
(They will say: "But how his arms and legs are thin!")
Do I dare