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I Ching
by Martin Burke

Preponderance of the Great

joyous lake and gentle wind

when matters reach a breaking point
it is good to have somewhere to go

the lake rises above the trees-
the superior man stands alone

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spread white rushes and there will be no blame

the older man takes a younger bride

the flagpole sags-
misfortune

it is braced-
good fortune

an old tree spouts flowers-
no praise, no blame

the water rises-
misfortune but no blame

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


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