Gao Shi and Li Bai and Du Fu (the relationship between Li Bai and Du Fu and Gao Shi)

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During the Tang Dynasty, there was a very peak cultural period. Compared with the Song Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty was no worse. It is undeniable that there were still many powerful figures in the Tang Dynasty, including in cultural aspects. People must be familiar with Tang poetry. The reason why it is called Tang poetry is that Tang poets are very powerful. In history, the peak period of poetry was the Tang Dynasty. Many powerful poets appeared in the Tang Dynasty.



For example, Li Bai, Du Fu, Wang Wei, and so on. More than 2000 poets with names in history and more than 50000 ancient poems have been born throughout the Tang Dynasty. People are familiar with poets of the Tang Dynasty, and Li Bai is certainly the most familiar. During the Tang Dynasty, Du Fu and Li Bai were in the same period. As a little fan of Li Bai, Du Fu even followed Li Bai at all costs.

The friendship between Li Bai and Du Fu was also confirmed. As is known to all, Li Bai did not become an official in his life, and he spent his whole life touring mountains and rivers. It is interesting that later Li Bai, Du Fu and another poet Gao Shi became good brothers and iron brothers. They sang poems together and got drunk on the river. Li Bai and Gao Shi, two “confidant representatives” admired by others, ended up deleting friends from each other.

People must have some questions about this. Is it difficult for ancient friendship to be so untested? As a poet, Li Bai’s works throughout his life are countless. It is worth mentioning that Li Bai’s works were appreciated by Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty. Later, Li Bai served as his secretary for three years. After that, Li Bai began to travel. After Li Bai left the capital, Du Fu traveled with him to Henan for relaxation. Here, they met Gao Shi, who later became close friends.

During the long trip, Li Bai and Gao Shi visited Liangyuan together, climbed the platform, and went back to the past love affairs. The friendship between the two reached a peak during this period. According to the historical data recorded at that time and the poems and essays created by the three people traveling together, their feelings at that moment were sincere and happy. Gao Shi commented on the ancient and modern times in “The Same Group of Gongs Climbing the Qin Platform in Autumn”, and said the deep friendship between the two people.

Later, when leaving Gao Shi, Li Bai was even more reluctant to leave. However, at that time, they did not expect that in the near future, the two people would fall to the point of old age and death. Gao Shi is a talented poet and a great writer. He has a great ambition to serve the country with great ambition, and has always been difficult to achieve. After the Anshi Rebellion, the friendship between Li Bai and Gao Shi changed.

After Gao Shi, he did not learn from literature, but from martial arts. Gao Shi rose all the way up in the army until he took over as the Secretary of Military Information beside Gershohan, and Gao Shi also showed his military ability in the battlefield. Finally, Tongguan was lost, but Gao Shi escaped by luck. So why did Li Bai and Gao Shi turn on each other? The fundamental reason is that they have different political positions. Li Bai was recruited by the Yongwang Li Lin and became his staff.

In the twinkling of an eye, former small partners have become enemies with opposite political positions. They have to fight each other on the battlefield. Li Bai, who was in prison at that time, wrote to Gao Shi for help, hoping that his former friend could help him. After all, Gao Shi was the commander of Yongwang’s army at that time, and he was in charge of their life and death. I don’t know why, Gao Shi ignored Li Bai. Even if Li Bai’s wife came to ask for help in person, Gao Shi didn’t make any response and avoided seeing him.

The political positions of the two people, one is the new emperor who has just come to power, and the other is the Yongwang who has been recognized as a rebel. It is the right choice to stand on the side of the new emperor no matter what. Li Bai is a man of temperament, and Gao Shi is a man of principle. If Gao Shi is killed, Li Bai will try his best to save him, even if he loses his office. To make friends, we must make friends with people who have principles. With people who have temperament, it is useless to make friends without principles, temperament and relatives.

No matter which generation, rebellion is the most taboo word for the newly crowned prince, so for the sake of political fate, Gao Shi is not qualified to rescue Li Bai. In other words, Gao Shi is a man of principle, which is beyond doubt. For Li Bai, such a person might lose his life. Li Bai’s identity at that time was a rebel and political integrity. Apart from the problem, Gao Shi could not lose his political correctness because he had traveled with him.

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