My Man, Fu XiDecember 26th, 2011 by Tony Chan
I went looking for Fu Xi (伏羲)
Outside of Tian Shui (天水)
And found myself standing on a pair of dragon eyes
Overlooking the Wei River.
He must have been there too
When he taught many to cook, hunt, and fish
And men and women to marry.
Good things for people to do, he said.
They say he thought up the Yi Jing
And the Ba Gua (八卦).
Part of that was the concept of
The Yin and Yang:
The dragon eyes.
Fu Xi persisted for many years
Some say from 2852 to 2737 BCE
To implement all this.
To come to a place
High above water and farm fields
In Gansu province
Where Fu Xi actually stood
Brought me closer
To my own sense of origin and destiny.
Editor: There are many legends about Fu Xi. More information about Fu Xi.