< Page 46
Page 47

I Ching
by Martin Burke

Oppression (Exhaustion)

joyous lake and abysmal water

success and oppression
your words are not believed

the superior man has a strong will

                             *

a bare tree, a gloomy valley
you see nothing

you are oppressed
do not journey

the house is empty
misfortune

and again misfortune
but the destination is arrived at

joy comes slowly
make suitable offerings

if, with remorse, you make a start
good fortune will follow

 

Copyright 2008 by Martin Burke


Copyright  2005-2008  ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS, LLC - All Rights Reserved