...Pepin: What are the heavens?
Alcuin: A spinning sphere, a vast summit.
Pepin: What is light?
Alcuin: The visage of all things.
Pepin: What is the day?
Alcuin: The impetus to work.
Pepin: What is the sun?
Alcuin: The light of the world, the adornment of the heavens, the grace of nature, the splendor of the day, the dispenser of hours.
Pepin: What is the moon?
Alcuin: The eye of night, the bringer of dew, the foreteller of storms.
Pepin: What are stars?
Alcuin: A painting of the heavens, guides for sailors, ornaments of the night.
Pepin: What is rain?
Alcuin: A reservoir of the earth, the begetter of crops.
Pepin: What are clouds?
Alcuin: Night in the day, work for the eyes.
Pepin: What is wind?
Alcuin: A disorder of the air, changeableness of water, dryness of land.
Pepin: What is the earth?
Alcuin: The mother of growing things, nurse of the living, the pantry of life, she who consumes all things.