Dionne's Corner

Thought provoking posts and images of serenity...

March 2018 - Posts

~ 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 INTERPRETATIONYou should try to live Read More
~ Stick # 3 ~The mother sparrow builds with clay against a storm, The traveler struggles against the driving rain, Her fledglings huddle inside the nest, But the clay melts and falls-all efforts futile.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour current precautions 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 # 48 ~ The humble partridge becomes the great Roc; A freedom that no other bird can know. Higher and higher he soars into the sky, Leaving miles of clouds far below him. TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION A dramatic change is about to 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 #50 ~ Fleeing a lord's wrath, the hero rushed to the river, where a friendly boatman ferried him over. The hero offered him his sword in thanks, but he refused, Placing friendship above any material reward. TRADITIONAL Read More
~ Stick # 33 ~You do not see the valuables within your grasp, So you turn around and around in a vain search. Relax and wait for the arrival of another, For they can tell you where the treasure is hidden.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONBetter prospects are 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 # 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 # 3 ~The mother sparrow builds with clay against a storm, The traveler struggles against the driving rain, Her fledglings huddle inside the nest, But the clay melts and falls-all efforts futile.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONYour current precautions 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, 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 # 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 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 INTERPRETATIONIn this verse, winter turns to spring, and new 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, 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 # 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, 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 #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 INTERPRETATIONThis is an excellent fortune, predicting great opportunities 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 # 60 ~As a blazing fire consumes the fuel around it, Spreading far and wide and sparing nothing, So a fearful death awaits every one of us. Neither rank nor riches can save us now.TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATIONAny problems that occur are soon likely 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, Read More