Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

April 2009 - Posts

~ Stick # 52 ~In the royal canal love poems floated on leaves, Written by a maid in service at the court. A scholar responded by the same means, And at last the leaves brought the lovers together.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile happiness awaits you, it Read More
~ Stick # 14 ~The hermit delights in the rain on his roof, Beating its pattern against his woven thatch. He drinks himself to sleep among the apricots, And hates the wakeful chatter of the birds.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour prospects are good, but not Read More
~ Stick # 51 ~During the long, long summer dog days Everybody is tortured by the burning sun. But now a calm and soothing breeze has arisen, The will of Heaven that eases human souls.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION At the moment, everything may seem overwhelming Read More
~ Stick #  43 ~The prince went to a great banquet, Fearing traitors' knives at any moment. Abandoning pride, he sneaked away, Saving himself to assume the throne.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Discretion is often the better part of valor, and you should Read More
~ Stick # 15 ~The hill walker faints from the heat of the sun, So Nature's curse will soon strike you down too. Like a bird driven by predators from its nest, You'll only find solace in the depths of the forest.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION As a bird seeks Read More
~ Stick # 24 ~Life is broken by meaningless quarrels, Like fallen blossoms drifting over the ocean. You will never find grace behaving like a fool. All that can leave you is a heap of troubles.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONTroubles lurk ahead, but you have Read More
~ Stick # 29 ~Fish on my plate; flowers by my side. I enjoy the cool evening with a sip of fine wine. The tide is rising; the boat is moving. My heart is joyous; my spirit is high.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune depicts a man enjoying the pleasures Read More
~ Stick # 17 ~The trees form a green curtain by the river. I sleep in their shade in summer, when the light is long, Watching the swallows take their playful path by, Among the gentle breezes and hanging trees.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIf you concentrate Read More
~ Stick # 35 ~When Heaven chooses a man for greatness,It first makes him suffer terribly in body and soul. Happiness does not come to anyone easily. There is always a good reason for wealth or poverty.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAs this fortune says, you Read More
~ Stick # 18 ~Far off the raven falls and the rabbit rises,So things have been since the start of time. Believe in Buddha and the Tao and you will find wisdom, Whether you are scholar or peasant, worker or merchant.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe setting Read More
~ Stick # 11 ~The trees form a green curtain by the river. I sleep in their shade in summer, when the light is long, Watching the swallows take their playful path by, Among the gentle breezes and hanging trees.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONIf you concentrate Read More
~ Stick # 29 ~Fish on my plate; flowers by my side. I enjoy the cool evening with a sip of fine wine. The tide is rising; the boat is moving. My heart is joyous; my spirit is high.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune depicts a man enjoying the pleasures Read More
~ Stick # 12 ~Fortune changes quickly, both good and ill. The bad times end, good luck will come again. Find the wise man living on the mountain, And his kind words will turn your life around.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be going through a brief Read More
~ Stick # 62 ~ Holding a piece of fine jade is a rare treat. It should be valued and loved as a worthy item. Only great wealth can buy such beauty; Great things deserve great honour, after all. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION While your current Read More
~ Stick # 58 ~One state stood above the other six And sought to conquer the whole of the land. But one man united the six together, And resisted the aggression of the seventh.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a very promising fortune, but your fate ultimately Read More
~ Stick # 53 ~The prince's court housed three thousand guests, Nobody could say which was the greatest. One of them complained of being ignored, Claiming his worth was above all others.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should contemplate carefully the ramifications Read More
~ Stick # 38 ~Free from his day's work, the poet sailed leisurely home. Though not spacious, his little cottage always served him well. He would write poems or drink wine by the south window, Or go for a lazy stroll, enjoying the beauty of the mountains.TRADITIONAL Read More