n " Day " the group is crowned by a man in full vigour
standing upon an elevation and looking with serene
composure into the future. The tranquil lines of his
figure denote the spirit of calm which ever rises beyond
the turmoil of lief. Below four upright figures dance
exultingly. The father and mother lift towards heaven
their enraptured child, that beaming with the univer-
sal joy, reaches impetuously upwards to the light. Here
a bolder rhythm of human forms is sought. Again
children are raised in triumph; again thev form the deathless human link.
The dancers, animated by innocence and freedom, exuberant joy suffusing
their faces, happiness expressed in their vigorous movements, circle round
the strong Spirit of Day, whose wide open arms seem ready to embrace the
universe. This group, composed of five figures and children, — the joyous
undying fruit of life, harmoniously blent together, expresses the poetry of
day and the happiness of existence.