Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

October 2014 - Posts

~ 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 # 21 ~Marriage is a blessed union indeed, When done in accordance with yin and yang. The dragon and the phoenix coil together, Uniting in a sweet dream of love.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis fortune describes the harmony of the universe, with 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 # 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 # 16 ~Though his stepmother slandered him to his father's face, The faithful son loved her despite all her faults. When her illness had brought her near the gate of death, He found her medicine and warmed her heart forever.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny Read More
~ Stick # 31 ~Two scholars went to the capital for examinations; One passed and stayed, one failed and returned Carrying a letter from his friend. He fell ill, But eventually- thank Heaven! - came home.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou may be beset with 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 INTERPRETATION Misfortune is very close, 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 # 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 Read More
~ Stick # 1 ~The Han dynasty began with the fall of a great city; Two generals strove to be the conqueror, One threw up walls around it, but the mightiest Could break them down to claim his throne.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONJust as the general in this Read More
~ 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, 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