Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

December 2015 - Posts

~ 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 # 4 ~The hero was stronger than two bulls. He could cross three rivers in one leap. But all his strength was of no use Against false claims by evil men.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should try to be content with what you have rather than overreaching 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 # 25 ~Emperor Ming slew his one true love, But a shaman took pity and eased his heart, With dreams of roaming upon the moon, His beloved mistress forever at his side.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONWhile you seem to have suffered a great loss at the Read More
~ Stick # 59 ~A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes?TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is generally a precarious Read More
~ Stick # 59 ~A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes?TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is generally a precarious Read More
~ Stick # 13 ~Grandfather Kiang fished all day, Though once a minister, he'd put such things away. But when the country needed him again, He ceased his fishing to ease the country's pain.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThe time is not ripe for whatever plans 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 Read More
~ Stick # 20 ~ALL names in Heaven are unique, And even earthly things cannot be the same. Your future is set within the Book of Fate, Which never confuses praise and blame.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION Although your fate is partially predetermined, your 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 # 4 ~The hero was stronger than two bulls. He could cross three rivers in one leap. But all his strength was of no use Against false claims by evil men.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYou should try to be content with what you have rather than overreaching 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 # 59 ~A simple maid was married to a noble lord, Her perfect beauty proved the ruin o' the king. Another, though ugly, tried to match her smile. But can the pheasant wear the phoenix's clothes?TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONThis is generally a precarious Read More
~ Stick # 57 ~ Close your ears to rumour and scandal; Your lot is a harvest of food and fine clothes. Put all sorrow and woe out of your mind, Place your trust in me and joy will be yours. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION This fortune is 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 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 INTERPRETATIONWhile your current goal (whether Read More