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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Contemplation (View)

gentle wind and receptive earth

meditation -the rituals has been performed
but not yet the sacrifice

the wind blows over the earth
like the king who visits his people
to instruct them


immature meditation-
for the lowly no blame
for the superior, humiliation

look through the crack in the door

contemplate -and decide
between advance and retreat

contemplate the kingdom-
do so as a guest of the king

contemplate the life
and the superior man is without blame

the superior man is without blame


Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke

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