Three Uninvited Guests

A Time Celebrant

(Change cast March 05, 2023, 10:11 AM EST)

需 (xū)

Attending / Waiting

Hexagram 5

漸 (jiàn)

Development/Gradual Progress

Hexagram 53


Although you behaved foolishly,

falling into the trap of your impatience,

yet with fear stuck deep in your throat

as the three unknown factors descended,

you welcomed your guests

and learned to curb the hidden

recesses of malice in your heart.

Little did you know these calamities

held the seeds of your true germination,

and you would be planted

like pine on an outcrop, to flourish

near the mountain’s summit.


(Time Celebrants, poems written out of encounters with the I Ching, The Book of Changes.) ((Also, I struggle to get these posts to render correctly in the WP Reader, so if viewing on that platform, it might be worth going through to the actual website to view the post as it was intended. Peace.))

5 thoughts on “Three Uninvited Guests

      1. … and a wonderful gift in return, letting me know that! We gifters of intangibles are grateful when someone actually notices what we’ve done with our words, eh? Thank you in return 🙏

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