||The Fifth Element
Life is bright with this dreamy light -
Heart of fire, water, wind, and earth -
A faint sheen of prismatic white
That suffuses muscadine mirth
Into inert bodies of mud.
What might animates flesh and blood!
Perchance an element abides,
A fifth part of the greater whole,
That forms the substance of the soul -
A power that over all presides.
~ Daniel F Mitchell