Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

December 2011 - Posts

~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was later found, It is no use now and all hope is drowned.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONMisfortune is very close, and your current efforts 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 # 28 ~The scholar made a pledge on the bridge, Saying 'I shall not cross here again,Unless I come in a horse-drawn carriage.' Fortune blessed him; he crossed the bridge again.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou cannot achieve all your goals immediately. Read More
~ Stick # 63 ~Last time we sailed we lost our compass; Today we set forth to search for it again. Though the first compass was later found, It is no use now and all hope is drowned.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONMisfortune is very close, and your current efforts Read More
~ Stick # 64 ~ Two good friends were in business together; The richer gave the poorer a larger share. Such virtue did not go unrewarded, and very soon Both became ministers under the great king. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Working together Read More
~ 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 # 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
~ Stick # 45 ~ The meek will overcome the violent; The kind-hearted will receive infinite rewards. Their deeds of kindness bestow to such great merit, That heavenly ambrosia will quench their thirst. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More
~ Stick # 22 ~ The drunken poet wrote of wine and love. His Emperor, Ming, loved verse and song. When they were introduced, they found Mutual friendship in the balm of poetry. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION This is an excellent fortune, 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 # 6 ~ Live in the wilderness with only the ravens as friends, Know yourself and do not envy others' wealth. Everybody's capable of finding their own bread, But nobody gets to see the whole world. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Read More