We are reminded of an ‘old’ Poem:
THE CONVERSION OF ADAM
We call you Red-Rock
We breathe and you move
Amazed and wondrous
Made ponderous and slow by millennia…
How can you
When naming beasts of air
River and sea
Field and tree
Loathe the toil of earth?
And inevitably of the First Matter which comprises three Spirituous Essences…
And suddenly the ‘penny drops’…
There are only three elements because we comprise the fourth,
Or the first: Salt is not of Earth it is of Water,
Fire is Sulphur and Mercury is Air.
…And then the ‘cogs’ begin to turn.
Just like the leaves of an ancient tome…