Fire & Yin
Try to steal a chicken and it’ll eat your grain while you’re not watching.
The king said, ‘Oh, such people!
You are like locusts, like cicadas,
Like boiling water,
Like an overheated-pot
Small and great you bring to ruin.
Men long to do the right thing
But you burn throughout China
Right through to the border!
Fire and Yin are in conflict.
They are locked in a great struggle.
The result is chaos, deception and destruction.
The powers swirling around you are awesom.
Act only with caution.
©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005