Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

August 2011 - Posts

~ Stick # 46 ~For the sake of one child, the ruler's command Was the death of all children in his own city. But the orphan was hidden in a far-off state, And, when a man, earned revenge for his father.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is a risky time, and Read More
~ Stick # 30 ~ The best thing, I tell you, is not to aim too high. A flying stork will not see the fatal arrow. Gathering wood, you may uncover a snake, And you will regret forever its poisonous bite. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 7 ~Although he reached a great position, Wise Lu did not care for earthly things. He brewed instead the pills of heaven, Forging immortality in his earthly crucible.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is an extremely good fortune. Your position in Read More
~ Stick # 17 ~The river's reeds are tipped with morning dew, Moonlight bathes the stone courtyard steps. I hear the neigh of horses on the soft breeze, Swiftly following the bell's call to rise.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you have a decent chance 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 # 2 ~ The dead trees break into green once more; The woods are alive with buzzing life. The immortal peach tree gives forth its fruit, And all the lost find their way home. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION In this verse, winter turns 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 # 17 ~The river's reeds are tipped with morning dew, Moonlight bathes the stone courtyard steps. I hear the neigh of horses on the soft breeze, Swiftly following the bell's call to rise.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you have a decent chance 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 Read More
~ Stick # 10 ~ Disease afflicts all folk alike, No matter how upright their conduct. Even a faithful student of Confucius Became a leper and died alone. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Although your personal conduct is good, troubles may Read More
~ Stick # 61 ~ The oracle is ambiguous; who can read it? To some it means rebel and you will succeed. But the honest general read it otherwise, And found to his cost that this meaning was true. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Your future Read More
~ Stick # 17 ~The river's reeds are tipped with morning dew, Moonlight bathes the stone courtyard steps. I hear the neigh of horses on the soft breeze, Swiftly following the bell's call to rise.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you have a decent chance Read More
~ Stick # 2 ~ The dead trees break into green once more; The woods are alive with buzzing life. The immortal peach tree gives forth its fruit, And all the lost find their way home. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION In this verse, winter turns 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 Read More
~ Stick # 5 ~A gale tore apart the garden's flowers, Leaving only broken plants in every bed. Kind folk took pity upon the shattered lawn, Planting new seeds for its rebirth.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBe cautious in your plans because they can easily go 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 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 # 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 INTERPRETATION Your prospects Read More