The death of concubine Zhen: the wandering love between Cao Pi brothers

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Jing Hong glances at you long and falsely annoys King Chen

“The king must not be the emperor of the world. He must be the God of Luo at that time.”

Li Shangyin of the Tang Dynasty described Cao Zhi’s romantic love in tender poems, and later generations knew Zhen Luo mostly because of Cao Zhi’s Luo Shen Fu. However, although this love was beautiful, it was illusory.

In the second year of Huangchu (221 AD), Caozhi was granted the title of Marquis of Zhen City by Cao Pi, Emperor Wen of Wei. In the second year, Jin was granted the title of king of Zhen City, and wrote Gan Zhen Fu. Later, Cao Rui, the son of Zhen Luo, ascended the throne as emperor Wei Ming and renamed Gan Zhen Fu as Luo Shen Fu.

Cao Zhi wrote in the preface to Luoshen Fu: “in the third year of the Yellow Emperor’s reign, he served as the capital of the imperial court and returned to Luochuan. The ancients said that the God of Si water was named Mi Fei. Feeling Song Yu’s concern about the goddess of the king of Chu, he wrote this Fu.”

This Fu may not have anything to do with Zhen Luo, but the two names that uncle and nephew have given to the Fu are just embedded in Zhen Luo’s maiden name. Therefore, the woman who gave a pillow to Cao Zhi at the Bank of Luoshui became Wen Zhao from MI, the daughter of Fuxi


Zhen Luo.

Later, when Li Shan of Tang Dynasty annotated the selected works of Zhaoming Dynasty, he quoted such a passage of unknown origin, which also became the blueprint of this romance in Luoshui:

King of weidong’e (Caozhi), in the late Han Dynasty, sought to find a daughter of Zhen Yi, but failed to do so?

Cao Cao

?Returning to the generals (Cao Pi) in the middle of the five senses, he planted special grievances, thought day and night, and abandoned sleep and food. Huang Junior High School entered the dynasty. Emperor (Cao Pi) showed the plant that the empress Zhen had a jade thread and a gold pillow. When the plant saw it, it could not help crying. Shi (empress Zhen) had slandered empress Guo and died. The emperor also found out his intention, because he ordered the crown prince (Cao Rui) to stay for a banquet. It was planted with pillows. After planting and returning, I spent a little time on Xuanyuan. I put Xiluo on the water. After thinking about screening, I suddenly saw a woman coming.

Since it is said that I had entrusted my heart to the king, but my heart failed. This pillow was used by me to recommend the pillow to the king since I was married at home. How often can you say that you can have happiness. For Empress Guo, she used chaff to plug her mouth. Now she is sent. I am ashamed to see the king again! The words are over, so I don’t see where they are. He sent people to offer pearls to the king, and the king replied with a jade pendant. Grief and joy could not overcome themselves, so he wrote ganzhen Fu. After the Ming emperor saw it, it was changed to Luoshen Fu.

In fact, if measured by reality, there is probably not much emotional intersection between Zhen Luo and Cao Zhi. Another poet of the late Tang Dynasty said the exact opposite of Li Shangyin: “Jing Hong glanced at you long and falsely annoyed King Chen.”

Zhen Luo was born in the second year of Guanghe, Emperor Ling of the Han Dynasty (A.D. 182), three years older than Cao Pi, who was born in the fourth year of Zhongping (A.D. 187), while Cao Zhi was born in the third year of Chuping, Emperor Xian of the Han Dynasty (A.D. 192). Although when love came, the age was not a distance, but the sister-in-law love of ten years was very difficult to happen at that time, not to mention the ethical fence of uncle and sister-in-law.

Zhen Luo, who was of a unique style, married yuan Cao and Cao Cao successively. His appearance was unsurpassed. Perhaps when he first married Cao Pi, he also left a beautiful image in the young Cao Zhi’s heart, and also achieved his moving description in Luoshen Fu in the future.

It is as gentle as a dragon.

The autumn chrysanthemum is glorious, and the spring pine is luxuriant.

It seems as if the moon is covered by light clouds, and the wind is drifting back to the snow.

If you look at it from afar, it will be as bright as the sun rising in the morning.

Forced to observe it, if it burns, there will be other waves.

It is easy to get rid of the fiber and shorten the fit.

If the shoulder is cut, the waist is as plain as the covenant.

The neck is long and the neck is bright.

There is no increase in the fragrance, and the lead flower is imperial.

The cloud bun and the eyebrow are tied together.

Red lips are bright outside, white teeth are fresh inside.

Bright eyes are good at gazing, and dimples are complementary to rights.

It has a magnificent appearance and is quiet and leisurely.

Gentle and graceful, flattering the language.

Strange clothing, bone image should map.

The robes are shining, and the jade and green flowers are standing in the garden.

The jewelry of Dai jincui is decorated with pearls to show off the body.

Practice the literary shoes of distant travel, and drag the light train of fog gauze.

The fragrance of the faint orchid is so sweet that it hesitates to walk in the corner of the mountain.

In the ninth year of Jian’an, when Cao Cao captured Yecheng, Cao Pi was 17 years old and Cao Zhi was 12 years old. When Zhen Luo Yingying, 22, entered the Cao family’s court, he was afraid that he would be better than the startling fairy in this Fu. Before she married the Cao family, her first marriage was also glorious.

Zhen Luo, a Wuji man from Zhongshan, is a descendant of Zhen Han, the imperial protector of the Eastern Han Dynasty. His father was Zhen Yi, ordered by Shang CAI. On the day of Dingyou in December of the fifth year of Guanghe, Zhen Luo’s mother, Zhang Shi, gave birth to her eighth child, the youngest daughter in the family. When she was about to give birth, she dreamed that a fairy with a jade in her hand had been standing beside her.

When Zhen Luo was sleeping as a baby, what surprised his family and attendants was that he always felt that someone was holding a jade coat to cover Zhen Luo. Later, the minister Liu Liang came to the Zhen family to look at the faces of the eight children of the Zhen family. When the minister came to Zhen Luo, Liu Liang asserted: “this woman is too expensive to speak of.” However, no matter where you are in the future, Zhen Luo’s father has no chance to suffer. When Zhen Luo was three years old, Zhen Yi died of illness.

Zhen Luo has always given people the impression of being dignified and virtuous since she was young, because she never likes to play.

At the age of eight, all the sisters of the Zhen family went to the attic to watch. Zhen Luo was unmoved. At the age of nine, unlike the sisters who described embroidery, Zhen Luo often borrowed his brothers’ pens and inkstones to read and write. As for the ridicule of his brothers’ female doctors, Zhen Luo has his own opinion: ancient sages have never learned from the success or failure of previous lives. How can they see success or failure without reading?

When he was ten years old, the government made a lot of money, and disasters continued. The people were in dire straits. The people sold gold, silver, pearls and jade for food. At that time, the Zhen family was very rich, and their family took advantage of the situation to buy jewelry and property. Although Zhen Luo was young, he was quite insightful: in troubled times, everyone was innocent, and huaibi provoked guilt. Gathering money at this time is easy to attract the saliva of mobsters and bandits. Now both the left and right neighbors are hungry. It is better to give grain to their relatives and neighbors and give them a wide range of benefits.

It was Zhen Luo’s words that changed the family’s idea of gathering money and turned to disaster relief, which not only passed down a good name, but also avoided the scourge.

When Zhen Luo’s prophecy of wealth and virtue became widely known, Yuan Shao sought Zhen Luo as his wife for his second son Yuanxi in the fourth year of Jian’an (AD 199). The yuan family was a noble family with four generations and three princes. At that time, Yuan Shao was also in the heyday of high spirits. Yuan Shao was very satisfied with this gorgeous and rich daughter-in-law. The luxurious wedding was like a pen, showcasing Yuan Shao’s ambition to dominate the world and outlining Zhen luogui’s unspeakable future.

Seventeen is a gentleman’s wife. The young Zhen Luo only wants a lover, not wealth. She only wants to live a peaceful life with her husband, but does not want happiness to be unusually short.

Zhen Luo’s first marriage could not be said to be happy or unfortunate, because since she married into the yuan family, she and her husband have gathered less and separated more. It seems that she hasn’t had time to devote herself to emotion, and this fate came to an abrupt end.

Yuanxi was the second son of Yuan Shao. He was not inferior to Yuan Shao. He was proficient in civil and military affairs and had moderate talent. However, Zhen Luo feels at ease that Yuanxi is peaceful. In the face of the power struggle between his eldest brother Yuantan and his younger brother Yuanshang, he always misses this brotherhood and is neutral and does not participate. However, many things can’t be solved by avoiding. When things come to an end, family affairs, war, and so on, they can’t help themselves.

In the fifth year of Jian’an (AD 200), after Yuan Shao finished the marriage for his son Yuanxi and Zhen Luo, he echoed with Liu Bei in Xuzhou and decided to compete with Cao Cao, who held the emperor to make the princes.

However, in the first battle of Guandu, there was a stalemate for a year. Cao Cao, who was unable to support him, went to WuChao to burn Yuan Shao’s food and grass, and defeated Yuan Shao’s 100000 troops with 20000 troops. This famous battle example of winning more with less has become an eternal seal in the history of the Three Kingdoms, recording Yuan Shao’s humiliation and Cao Cao’s pride.

When yuanshao’s ambition was severely frustrated by the defeat of Guandu, even though he still kept the land of Jizhou, his heart became timid, because the most arrogant person could not stand was frustration. In the sixth year of Jian’an, the cangting at the Yellow River ferry was defeated, hundreds of thousands of Yuan soldiers were defeated by Cao, and Yuan Shao finally fell ill in anger.

In the Guandu battle, Yuan Shao’s success or failure was on the verge of success, which was inevitably related to his indecisive character weakness. Such doubts and hesitations were not only reflected in the battlefield, but also buried in family affairs. Although Yuan Shao had many generals and talents, his subordinates were at a loss in the complex family struggle of the yuan family.

After Zhen Luo married yuan family, he witnessed the complicated family relationship.

Yuan Shao’s wife, Liu, is the stepwife. Yuantan, the eldest son, and Yuanxi, Zhen Luo’s husband, were both born to Yuan Pei’s wife. Liu, the second string, is the biological mother of Yuan Shang, the third son. Her son is her own good. The selfishness of the stepwife made her try every means to seek the greatest rights and interests for her son.

In his heyday, Yuan Shao occupied the four prefectures of Hebei, Qinghai, Youzhou and Bingzhou, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers, but he caused trouble in the issue of establishing heirs. At the instigation of Mrs. Liu, he released his eldest son Yuantan as the governor of Qingzhou, his second son Yuanxi as the governor of Youzhou, his nephew Gao Gan as the governor of Bingzhou, and left his youngest son Yuanshang with him. He said that this move was to test the talents of his nephews. In fact, it was to release his legitimate son for the sake of his youngest son.

In this regard, his adviser Ju Fu made a vivid metaphor: the struggle for power and position is like a rabbit running to the street. Many people will chase it. If one person catches it, others will stop even if they are greedy. Now Yuan Shao’s practice is just to throw rabbits in front of his sons. I’m afraid the competition will fall apart.

Indeed, Yuan Shao’s action of throwing rabbits made the ministries of Hebei, Qinghai, Youzhou and the four prefectures think about change. For a large organization, it is impossible to kill it from the outside for a while, but when internal disorder begins, disaster is inevitable.

In May of the seventh year of Jian’an (A.D. 202), Yuan Shao died of illness. On his deathbed, he made yuan Shang his heir. However, when his eldest son Yuan Tan returned to Jizhou for mourning, his father’s funeral became the beginning of his brother’s rebellion. One is the eldest son of a self-supporting army, who calls himself a cavalry general; One is the younger son of his father’s step-by-step, who also holds the rank of senior general. When the brothers’ internal strife was raging, Cao Cao, who took the opportunity to go north, sat on the mountain to watch the tigers, reaped the benefits of the fisherman, and took back the territory hard won by Yuan Shao.

In the spring of the ninth year of Jian’an (A.D. 204), when Cao Cao took advantage of Yuan Shang to attack Yuan Tan, he stormed Ye City directly from the Huan River. Cao Cao’s army stormed the city for two months. Finally, Cao Cao bent on the water of the Zhang river. The flood swept through the city and the city was destroyed. So far, the foundation created by the yuan family for several generations has been destroyed, and the famous family of four generations and three gongs has finally declined.

It is often said that beauty is a curse, which is worthy of the name in the yuan family, because the chaotic family affairs of Yuan Shao originated from the pillow wind of Mrs. Liu, who was the initiator of Zhen Luo’s marriage with Cao Pi in the future. In her heart, Zhen Luo is not so much a daughter-in-law as a tool to protect her life.

Unfortunately, the sons of the yuan family were not as lucky as their mother. Their eldest son, Yuantan, died in the war. Zhen Luo’s husband, Yuanxi, and his younger brother, Yuanshang, fled to gongsunkang, Wuhuan, western Liaoning. The ambitious little son tried to seize Gongsun Kang’s army with his own courage, but he was found out by him. Three years after Zhen Luo remarried to Cao Pi, her ex husband Yuanxi died at the hands of Gongsun Kang, and his head was sacrificed to Cao Cao.

Ye city is ruined by the rabbit. In the following years, Zhen Luo occasionally thought of that ordinary man. Although he was not as good as Cao Pi, he also gave himself a short-term warmth.

When war disrupts everything, one can only live and die, and wealth lies in heaven.

When Yuanxi released the governor of Youzhou, Zhen Luo stayed in Yecheng to serve his mother-in-law Mrs. Liu. When Yecheng was broken, it was Mrs. Liu who pushed her daughter-in-law to another man.

At the age of 17, Cao Pi was a handsome young hero. Under the command of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Liu, Zhen Luo was flustered and looked up slowly. The dirt could not hide the beauty of the country. Tears were like pear blossoms with rain. Looking at Cao Pi with her eyes fixed on him, Mrs. Liu knew everything.

“You don’t have to worry about your life.” When Cao Pi left, Mrs. Liu said to Zhen Luo with relief.

A woman’s appearance is the best shield. Fortunately, she left Zhen Luo with her. It is rare that she can still win the favor of the young general with the body of the remnant flower. Mrs. Liu decisively made a decision for Zhen Luo as her mother-in-law.

Although Zhen Luo is the daughter-in-law of a mortal enemy and five years older than Cao Pi, Cao Cao, who knows his son’s intentions, readily agrees to the marriage. Originally, Cao Cao had been fascinated by Zhen Luo’s peerless appearance and talent for a long time. In those days, the prophecy of Zhen Luo’s wealth in his childhood was widely spread. Cao Cao also had some thoughts about it, but he still put aside his selfishness and became a son.

For Zhen Luo, when the yuan family was in ruins, she married into the beautiful Cao family again, so that her wealth and happiness could continue. It seems that God cares for her. However, as time goes by and love ceases, it is not clear whether this is great luck or misfortune. He got peace, wealth and favor, but when the prosperity came to an end, he was wrongfully killed. He covered his hair with chaff and stuffed his mouth with chaff.

The beginning of love is always sweet. Within a few years, Zhen Luo gave birth to a daughter and a son, the later Princess of Dongxiang and Cao Rui, the emperor of Wei Ming.

In the Cao family, Zhen Luo has been living cautiously, because her original subtle identity makes her walk on thin ice all the time. Until her children are born, she has a little sense of security.

Nutmeg’s time has passed, and Zhen Luo, who is well versed in the world, is trying his best to play the role of wife and daughter-in-law. For the men of that era, it was normal for them to enjoy the happiness of the whole people. For the Cao family men, it was the family custom to like beautiful women. Zhen Luo was not the only one around Cao Pi. Even though he felt sad, on the surface, Zhen Luo often urged her husband to get close to other concubines, so as to have more children and more blessings, so as to inherit more offspring.

Zhen Luo’s generosity is in sharp contrast to Cao Pi’s other concubine. Madam Ren was born in a famous family and had a period of love with Cao Pi, but Zhen Luo’s arrival broke everything. In the battle between madam Ren and Zhen Luo, the old was defeated by the new, and Ren was taken back to her mother’s house by Cao Pixiu.

In response, Zhen Luo begged Cao Pi bitterly and burst into tears: “Mrs. Ren is a famous girl. Her appearance is better than mine. Why do you want to drive her away? I am deeply favored. Everyone knows that Mrs. Ren must have been divorced because of me. I don’t want to bear the crime of being ridiculed and spoiled by others. Please don’t abandon Mrs. Ren.”

Zhen Luo’s move may be a woman’s trick. She wants to make progress by retreating, or it may be from her heart, because she doesn’t want to get involved in the tongues of the public, and doesn’t want to see her future shadow on Ren. After all, new people will always change into old people, but it’s a pity that Cao Pi hasn’t changed her mind. Mrs. Ren’s today has indeed become Zhen Luo’s tomorrow after several years, and Zhen Luo is just full of grievances in the back palace.

In addition to being gentle and gentle to her husband, Zhen Luo also put a lot of effort into her new mother-in-law, Mrs. Bian. Zhen Luo has always had a deep insight into the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, because she had a deep feeling about it in her own family.

At the age of 14, her second brother Zhen Yan passed away. Mrs. Zhang, the mother of Zhen, was very strict. After her son died, she became more strict with her daughter-in-law. Looking on coldly, Zhen Luo once persuaded her mother to be kind to her husband’s sister-in-law, so that her family could be happy.

The relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law has always been a contest between the east wind and the west wind. Either the east wind prevails over the west wind, or the west wind prevails over the east wind. Because mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are different from mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law will inevitably be regarded as imaginary enemies by mother-in-law.

In order to avoid quarrels, Zhen Luo was extremely filial to Mrs. Bian and sincerely served her, even surpassing Mrs. Bian’s own children, and won her mother-in-law’s sigh of “this really filial woman”.

In the 16th year of Jian’an (A.D. 211), Cao Cao went on a campaign, accompanied by Mrs. Bian. Zhen Luo stayed in Yecheng with her husband Cao Pi. Soon, Zhen Luo received the news that Mrs. Bian was ill on her way. Zhen Luo decides to leave for Mengjin to take care of Mrs. Bian, but Cao Pi, who is unwilling to risk his wife’s life, categorically refuses Zhen Luo’s request.

A few days later, Cao Pi asked a messenger to report to Zhen Luo, who was worried, that Mrs. Bian had recovered. Zhen Luo is very suspicious. When her mother-in-law was at home, once she got sick, she always had to go back and forth for many times, and it took a long time to recover. Now, on the way to get sick, the conditions are simple, how can she recover so quickly? She believes that her husband is cheating her. Facing Zhen Luo, who was more devoted to serving his mother than he was, Cao Pi had no choice but to send someone to Mengjin again and bring back a handwritten letter from Mrs. Bian, so Zhen Luo could settle down.

The next year, when Mrs. Bian returned to Yecheng with the teacher’s army, many people had already heard of her daughter-in-law Zhen Luo’s kindness. The reunited mother-in-law and daughter-in-law were moved by their mother and daughter.

In addition to serving her mother-in-law wholeheartedly, Mrs Bian is also very satisfied with Zhen Luo in terms of the upbringing of her children. Generally speaking, grandchildren often become the fuse between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. In this regard, Zhen Luo is attentive and careful, and never contradicts her mother-in-law.

In the 20th year of Jian’an (A.D. 215), Cao Cao made another expedition to the East. This time, except for Mrs. Bian, Cao Pi, a pair of children of Zhen Luo, Cao Rui, and the princess of Dongxiang all went with him. Zhen Luo stayed in Yecheng because of sudden onset of disease. A year later, Cao Cao’s army returned to the imperial court and thought that Zhen Luo and his mother had been separated for so long. Bian felt guilty, but Zhen Luo had no complaints.

Zhen Luo’s devoted service and deliberate flattery make Mrs Bian really find nothing wrong with her daughter-in-law here.

Seeing this, Zhen Luo’s second marriage life is really happy. Although it is hard to avoid tiring from her husband, children and in laws, it is undoubtedly the greatest happiness from Zhen Luo’s perspective.

However, a few years later, when another “Zhen Luo” appeared, this happiness gradually became a memory. Zhen Luo’s strong love enemy in his life was queen Guo. I don’t know when Cao Pi gradually alienated himself, so that he could hardly see him for a long time.

Is queen Guo more beautiful than herself? It seems not. Liu Zhen, one of Jian’an’s seven sons, was distracted by Zhen Luo’s excellent appearance. Is queen Guo more talented than herself? It seems not. Zhen Luo’s poetic talent has been praised by the Cao family. However, Lang’s heart is as hard as iron to figure out. He only hears the new people laughing, but doesn’t see the old people crying.

When the love faded with the time, she could not help but miss the moment when they first met.

If life is just like the first sight, why is the west wind sad to draw a fan?

Easy change leads to people’s heart, but Tao leads to people’s heart is changeable.

Time can’t just stay at the moment of the first meeting. When the emotion enters autumn, the once passionate love gradually cools down, and the joyous fan is abandoned as my shoes.

In the past, ban Jieyu of the Han Palace once wrote the next “Tuan fan poem”, also known as “song of resentment”, to commemorate her love.

The newly made Qi Wansu is as bright as frost and snow.

It is cut into a joyous fan, which makes reunion like the bright moon.

In and out of your arms, shake the breeze.

It is often feared that the autumn festival will come, and the cool wind will seize the heat.

Give up your donation to friends in the suitcase, and refuse your kindness.

Ban Jieyu was extremely intelligent and well aware of the nature of emperor Cheng. Fei Yan and de spoiled the imperial palace. It was difficult for her to be comfortable in her slander. She cut off her love and wrote a memorial. She asked herself to go to the Changxin palace to serve the queen mother, stay away from the rights and wrongs of the Imperial Palace, and put herself under the wings of her mother-in-law.

However, ban Jieyu can break her love and love, but Zhen Luo can’t. She has too many things she can’t give up. Her love, her children, she can’t get away, and she can only sink deeper and deeper.

Moreover, after falling out of favor, she gradually saw the true attitude of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Bian. There was always a grudge in her heart. Therefore, even if Zhen Luo sincerely did his filial duty, she never received the protection of her mother-in-law as close as mother and daughter. When the son likes it, the mother loves the house and the dog; When the son is heartless, the mother will let it be.

When the dispute between Cao Pi and Cao Zhi over seizing heirs became more and more fierce, Zhen Luo was at a loss. The dispute between the yuan family’s brothers was still in front of her. Yuan Xi’s original neutrality might also be related to her own persuasion. When the past happened again, she did not want to see the Cao family and their sons fighting in the same room again. Unfortunately, her virtue was misused this time.

Compared with his younger brother Caozhi, Cao Pi has long lost his literary spirit. Zhen Luo’s persuasion is undoubtedly digging his own grave. The struggle for power and position has always been to win the king and defeat the enemy. A moment of weakness will miss the opportunity to kill. In Cao Pi’s long-term plan to be an heir, king of Wei and emperor, Zhen Luo’s poetic style is really not as good as Queen Guo’s strategic plan.

In the 25th year of Jian’an, Cao Cao died of illness. Cao Pi ascended the throne and became king of Wei. He simply left Zhen Luo in Yecheng. He took queen Guo, who was good at stratagem, to the war, and always took her to Luoyang. At that time, he was planning the grand plan of donating the throne to the emperor of Han Dynasty.

Cao Cao wanted to fight against Dong Zhuo, attack Yuan Shu, destroy Lv Bu, demote Zhang Xiu, eliminate Yuan Shao, destroy Liu Biao, and pacify Zhang Lu all his life. He made outstanding military achievements and shocked the world. However, he still hesitated when facing the last step to reach the peak of power, which is also a common fault of people. However, for the Cao family, his father is a good father and his son is also a good son.

In the first year of Yankang, Cao Pi forced Liu Bang’s last grandson, Han Xiandi, to abdicate to the throne. Liu Xie saw that the public’s hope was in Wei, so he had to call all the ministers and scholars to sue the ancestral temple and the temple. Zhang Yin, who was also an imperial historian, consecrated the throne to Cao Pi. Today, there is still a high platform for Cao Pi to receive Zen in the city of Fancheng, 30 miles east of Xuchang, Henan Province. It is called “receiving Zen platform”.

Those who steal the hook will be punished, and those who steal the country will be princes.

Chuang Tzu’s few works have exposed the philosophical connotation of these conspiracy strategies that have been similar from generation to generation in history. As a national pioneer, Cao Pi was candid and lovely. After he was crowned emperor, he said proudly: “I know that Shun Yu received Zen.”

The first thing the emperor did when he ascended the throne was to reward meritorious men. In his harem, Queen Guo was undoubtedly the first meritorious man in his career. Therefore, he appointed queen Guo, his concubine, as his concubine, and Zhen Luo, his main wife. However, Cao Pi’s original intention was far from that. He wanted to make queen Guo queen.

When the title of “madam” came down, Zhen Luo, who lived far away in the palace of Yecheng, was completely cold. He had not met for two years, and his heart was far away from his eyes. That love was as thin as paper and gauze, and he could see the depth of people’s hearts and the coldness of the world.

Originally, she thought that Cao Pi, the biological mother of her eldest son and daughter, would canonize her as Queen in order to seek fame and justice. Unexpectedly, she overestimated the old affection and underestimated the man’s bad luck again.

However, Cao Pi’s post establishment plan met with many obstacles. Under the pressure of public opinion between the government and the public, he was unable to insist for a while.

It is recorded in the book of Wei that Cao Pi issued an imperial seal to welcome Zhen Luo in Yecheng when officials were playing to build the Changqiu palace, while Zhen Luo wrote a speech and recited the table after a short number of crosses, which was tactfully meaningful:

My concubine heard of the prosperity of the first generation, so I had a long-term feast for the country, and all my descendants were taken care of by the empress. Therefore, it is necessary to select people to promote internal education. At the beginning of the practice, it is sincerely appropriate to ascend the Jin Xian Shu and manage the six palaces. I introspected myself and was foolish. I didn’t allow things to flourish. I slept and fell ill. I dared to keep my ambition.

I don’t know whether Zhen Luo saw Cao Pi’s mind or was forced by Cao Pi’s threats. In short, she showed her attitude to Cao Pi with her literary talent.

In the deep palace of Yecheng, Zhen Luo sat alone in front of the mirror, not intending to dress up, but staring at a delicate Diancui hairpin. Love is unfair. The one who loves deeply is doomed to hurt deeply.

At the time of love in the past, Zhen Luo kept a green snake with red beads in his palace. He drew inspiration from his winding posture every day to get a novel hairstyle. He called it “spirit snake bun”, which attracted many women to follow suit.

Although Cao Cao advocated frugality and simplicity, and all the women in his family dressed up simply, Cao Pi still quietly found this fulcrum of emerald hairpin for her, took kingfisher feathers, and decorated jewelry. It was like a touch of blue water, a side of blue, and the quiet abyss of heaven. It was implicit and public, delicate and flexible, low-key and noble.

It’s a pity that although the silk, green and inlaid treasures are gorgeous, when they turn around, the flowers fall out and the ground is covered with dust and frost.

What about deep feelings? In the end, when the love is strong, the love becomes weak.

I am just like this green feather. The green color is the soul and soul of the birds. The green is the Phoenix, and the green is the Phoenix. The green color on the spot will eventually be dim and colorless. At that moment, the flowing light in the past will become the colorless pheasant tail.

Just as the ancient Yange of Yuefu sings:

A solitary white rabbit looks around.

Clothes are not as new, people are not as old.

It was he who brewed the spring scenery and ruined the fleeting time

Wind at dawn, rain at night, smoke at night, he brewed spring and ruined fleeting time.

Yecheng was the place where Cao Pi and Zhen Luo first met and where Cao Pi killed Zhen Luo. There is only a thin line between life and death, and what pulls the line in Cao Pi’s heart is only a sad poem by Zhen Luo.

In history, there were many women who tried to save their hearts by writing poems. Some later generations said that Emperor Wu’s empress Chen Ajiao once asked for xiangrufu with a thousand dollars. In fact, this was just a pen for later generations. Sima Xiangru really committed the common fault of men’s fickleness and wanted to hire a Maoling woman as a concubine. In response, Zhuowenjun, his wife, took a step back and sent her husband a letter with a poem “Bai tou Yin”:

As white as snow on the mountain, as bright as the moon among clouds.

I hear you have a fickle heart. So I’ve come to declare we’ll part

Today’s drinking party, the head of Mingdan ditch.

Walking on the imperial ditch, the ditch water flows from east to west.

There is no need to cry for marriage.

I wish I could have one heart and one white head.

The bamboo pole curls like a curl, and the fish tail curls like a curl.

A man values his spirit. Why use the money knife!

A farewell letter was attached to the poem:

The spring flowers compete with each other, and the five colors touch each other. The zither is still in the Imperial Palace, and the new sound represents the past! There is Mandarin in the brocade water, and there is water in the Han Palace. The other things are new. The people of the world are tired of prostitution and don’t realize it! Zhuxian is broken, the mirror is missing, the morning dew is Xi, the fragrance is intermittent, the white head is singing, the wound is parting, try to eat more, don’t read my concubine, brocade water soup, and long Jue with the king!

For the poetic and romantic scholars, literary grace is usually the best weapon to use. In this way, Zhuowenjun summoned her husband’s cheating heart with decisive poetry. Unfortunately, this method is generally easy to use for literati husbands, but it has little effect for emperors.

The later Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty was an example. At that time, Mei Fei Jiang Caiping, who lived in seclusion in the Shangyang palace, was out of favor because of the imperial concubine Yang Yuhuan. She wrote a novel “Fu on the east of the building” to try to make the emperor of Xuanzong change her mind, but the falling flower was merciless. She did not exchange for the affection of Xuanzong, but only a bamboo pearl. The despondent Mei Fei returned the Pearl and spoke with a poem:

The willow leaves and eyebrows have not been painted for a long time, and the residual makeup and tears stain the red silk.

There is no need to comfort the solitude with pearls.

Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty did so, but Emperor Wen of the Wei did even better.

Zhen Luo’s literary talent is flying, and her poetic skills are not inferior to those of the seven sons of Jian’an. When she was living in Yecheng, she wrote a poem “up the pond”:

Pu was born in my pool. How can its leaves leave.

I can do benevolence and righteousness if I know it.

People’s mouths are full of gold, which makes you live apart.

When I miss you, I feel sad all the time.

If you want to see your color, you will feel sad.

I often feel sad when I miss you. I can’t sleep every night.

Don’t give away what you love because of your virtue.

Don’t make fish cheap, give away onions and Allium macrostemon.

Don’t make a fool of yourself and give away to Kan and Kuai.

When you go out, you will feel sorrow again. When you go in, you will feel sorrow again.

There are many sad winds in the border areas, and there is no need to repair the trees.

From you alone to happiness, life will be prolonged for thousands of years.

Or she didn’t mean to persuade her husband to think about the old love. Maybe she just felt sad and happy for a while. It’s a pity that Cao Pi was not Sima Xiangru, or even some guilty lilongji. From a talented scholar and scholar to the respect of the ninth five year plan, he had many contradictions and tangles in his heart. When this sad poem was introduced to his ears, he didn’t read the strong feelings in the poem, but only the sentimental irony.

Although Zhen Luo deliberately kept a low profile, her talent temperament inevitably showed her pride in her bones. When she was in love, her eyes were high and clean with poetic spirit. After being amorous, she became a shelf of self-reliance. Therefore, when Cao Pi read this poem, he thought of the content behind Cai Gao’s words. At this time, Zhen Luo, who was far away in Yecheng, was more like the epitome of his talented brother.

Therefore, Cao Pi, who became angry from embarrassment, sent envoys from Luoyang to the old palace of Yecheng in June of the second year (AD 221) when he ascended the throne.

When a man loves a woman, he doesn’t feel enough to give the whole world to her. A woman’s understanding at this time makes a man more convinced that there is no wrong love; When the emotion deviates, even if you give her a little, you feel wasted. The woman’s complaint at this time makes the man feel that the deviation is correct.

The desolate harem was filled with endless coldness. Zhen Luo, who was still charming, looked hopeless. Her grief was no greater than her death. For women, a lover loved her. If she got it, she would spit out ice and flowers. If she lost it, she would be haggard in spring.

At the moment Zhen Luo drank the poisonous wine, she thought of her mother, Yuanxi, and children. What is so precious? If she could change it, she would rather live in poverty and have family company.

Originally, she thought he would become the sustenance of her life, but unfortunately, she guessed the beginning, but did not expect the end. It turned out that the end of love could not return to the beginning. Looking at the cold eyed messenger beside her body, she wanted to ask him to bring a word to the king over ten thousand people: the material should have been the end of love, but also said whether there was love?

Turning a candle and floating in a dream, I want to find traces of regret. Tianjiao’s wish is contrary to my own.

The empress of the Southern Tang Dynasty, Li Yu, sang his own heart song “Huanxi sand”. Being a talented man is really unparalleled. He is pitiful to be a king. If you do well in the career of emperor, your great cause will be remembered by future generations. If you don’t do well, your trivial matter will be remembered by future generations. However, Cao Pi, another talented scholar and founder of the state of Wei, was far from thinking so.

When you think about your life, you seem to be successful. You have a dynasty, a beauty, and power. However, the word “regret” always goes with you. Perhaps it is because of the woman you first loved, or the brother you have a grudge against, or the poet’s dream you once had.

Cao Pi said: “there are floating clouds in the northwest, and pavilions are like car covers.”

According to the book of Wei: “when the emperor was born, there was a cloud of blue and round like a car cover on it. All day long, those who looked at the gas thought it was the most expensive certificate, not the gas of human ministers.”

Whether the canopy was a coincidence of abnormal weather or a serious noble spirit, Cao Pi had a firm belief in his heart when he grew up, that is, to take care of half of the country laid down by his father.

In the 21st year of Jian’an, Cao Cao became king of Wei. At that time, Cao ang, the eldest son, died early in Zhang Xiu’s rebellion; Cao Zhang, the third son, was a martial artist. His lifelong wish was to be a general on the battlefield; Cao Chong, Cao Cao’s favorite son, also died prematurely; Cao Pi, the second son, and Cao Zhi, the fourth son, are the two equal rivals in the dispute over sons.

The original Cao Pi, like his younger brother Caozhi, was of great literary talent and poetic temperament. In the eyes of the world, he was a handsome and elegant young master of the world. With proud talent and uninhibited mind, he only wanted to write impassioned words, but did not want to give directions. However, unlike his younger brother, he came to his senses early. I do not know when, his character and ambition have been gradually honed. This change is doomed that he will not only become a unique scholar.

Cao Pi was quite in awe of his father. When his younger brother Caochong died of illness, his persuasion was rewarded with a profound reprimand in his father’s words: “it is my misfortune and your great luck that Chong died early.” His father’s words made him jumpy, but he was secretly happy.

Cao Zhi is his own brother. When they were young, they had deep feelings. But now, the simple Brotherhood has gradually faded. Power and position always have this kind of magic, which makes people cruel and heartless.

Cao Zhi’s outspoken character makes him smart and exposed, but his outspoken character makes him difficult to attract the public, and his outspoken character makes his followers useless; Cao Pi was introverted, calm and steady, introverted and prudent, and calm and steady won the hearts of the people.

From a literary point of view, we can see their personality characteristics. Cao Zhi, who is proud of his talent, once denounced many scholars in his book with yangdezu:

In the past, Zhongxuan walked alone in the south of Han Dynasty, kongzhang Eagle soared in Heshuo, Wei Chang was good at being famous in Qingtu, Gonggan Zhenzao was in the corner of the sea, Delian rose in the great Wei Dynasty, and his eyes were high in Shangjing. Everyone claims to hold the Pearl of a snake, and every family claims to hold the jade of Jingshan. So the king set up a heavenly net to cover it. Now he knows that Jizi is a kingdom. However, this number of children still can not fly Xuan disappeared at one stroke.

On the contrary, Cao Pi made a fair judgment without losing the hearts of the people in his classic treatises, which is the origin of the later “seven sons of Jian’an”:

Today’s scholars, Confucius rongwenju of the state of Lu, Chen Lin of Guangling, kongzhang of Guangling, can Zhongxuan of Shanyang, Xu Ganwei of Beihai, Chen liuruan, Yuan Yu of Beihai, Ying xiaodelian of Runan, Liu Zhen of Dongping, and seven sons of Si, have left nothing behind in their studies and leave nothing false in their speeches. They are willing to gallop their own steeds for thousands of miles, and go hand in hand. Wang can was good at Ci and Fu, and Xu Gan had Qi when he was in charge, but he was also good at Ci and Fu. Lin and Yu, the Secretary of Zhang Biao, are now Junye. He should be gentle but not strong, and Liu Zhen should be strong but not close. Kongrong’s physique is exquisite. However, those who have excelled at it can’t hold a point of view. It’s hard to argue. As for miscellaneous things, he makes fun of them. And what they are good at, they are a couple of Yang and ban.

If the two brothers compete for literary leaders, Cao Zhi, who wins by his personality, will certainly take the lead. Unfortunately, it is the chairman of the Association for rights and interests who fights between them.

Birds of a feather flock together. Cao Zhi was surrounded by people with similar personalities, who were talented and high-profile. For example, Yang Xiu, who is good at speculating on the meaning of Cao Cao, and Ding Yi, who is full of personality. The important followers of Cao Pi were Wu Zhi, Zhu Xiao, Chen Qun and Sima Yi, who were later called the “four friends of the Prince”. Different from the high-profile of Yang Xiu and others, these four people are well versed in the way of “controlling Cao Pi with skill and pretending to be sentimental”. Even Wu Zhi, who has given advice to Cao Pi for many times, was evaluated by historical books as “being kind to his brothers”.

When Cao Zhi’s counselor came up with an idea to let him fully display his talent in front of his father, Jia Xu, who was close to Cao Pi, warned him to “respect virtue, respect the cause of scholars, work hard day and night, and not violate the son’s way, that’s all.”. Sometimes, the simplest coping strategy is the one that can defeat the enemy most, especially for the paranoid power master like his father Cao Cao.

When Cao Cao set out for the war, a PK made Cao Pi recognize the struggle policy he should adhere to, that is, honing low-key. Cao Zhi saw his father off with his gorgeous literary talent. Cao Pi moved his heart with tears. As a result, Cao Cao and his ministers thought that Cao Zhi was not sincere though he was gorgeous.

The most intense struggle between brothers was also the time when Cao Pi’s love turned. He began to alienate Zhen Luo and get close to Guo Huan, not because he liked the new and hated the old, but because of the entanglement and depression of many emotions in his heart.

After the death of his elder brother Cao ang, he became the eldest son in order. However, his situation has always been somewhat embarrassing, because he is inferior to Cao Zhi in literature and Cao Zhang in martial arts. In the face of his father and brother, who is in favor, he must bear it in his heart, keep a low profile, and take care of the counselors around his father, trembling and walking on thin ice.

It was too late to think about his literary thoughts, and his poetic heart had already been covered by the secular world. When Cao Zhi’s literary talent was flying, he worked hard. At this time, Zhen Luo, who had a peerless poetic talent, seemed so untimely in front of him, and the scheming queen Guo let him find the psychological comfort of the help of a virtuous wife. A man’s heart sometimes has nothing to do with love but needs.

Zhen Luo has experienced the chaotic war of Yuan Shao’s family, which was torn apart by their brothers’ revolt. I’m afraid that her words reveal the value of brotherhood. For Cao Pi, instant softness will become the beginning of defeat, and his ambition will eventually push Zhen Luo further and further.

For people who are depressed, their closest people are often the ones who are hurt by themselves wantonly, because they are not afraid that she will abandon themselves, because they regard her as their own double. Therefore, that once love, unknowingly, into an inexplicable hate, seems to have no reason, but it is unforgettable.

In the 24th year of Jian’an, Cao Pi had already been established as a son by his father, but what made him very resentful was that his father still seemed not to give up his heart to Cao Zhi. He appointed Cao Zhi as a general of nanzhonglang and a general of the army, and asked him and Xu Huang to rescue Cao Ren who was besieged by Guan Yu. His father’s move is really a good move. With the protection of old general xuhuang, Cao Zhi can probably make military achievements. In this way, his position as Prince will be pale.

With this in mind, Cao Pi hurried from Yecheng to Xuchang to have a drink with Cao Zhi and talk about brotherhood until Cao Zhi was too drunk to take orders. Seeing that his son, whom he valued so highly, was so disheartened, Cao Cao withdrew his appointment in a rage. After waking up, Cao Zhi felt heartache. He lost to credulity and emotion.

However, it is unlikely that Cao Cao would have no hope for Cao Zhi. On his deathbed, Cao Cao did not summon the ministers around him, nor did he call back the prince Cao Pi who stayed in Yecheng. Instead, he recalled Cao Zhang who stayed in Chang’an.

Afterwards, when Cao Zhang met Cao Zhi, he said to Cao Zhi, “my father asked me to come here to let you ascend the throne.” Although Cao Zhang said so, the throne finally fell into Cao Pi’s hands. Cao Zhi blocked Cao Zhang’s words with the disaster of the yuan family brothers, because at this time, he had lost his ambition when competing for the throne. In the final analysis, he was a political loser.

Cao Pi was not reassured by Cao Zhi’s calmness. He destroyed the Ding family, killed Cao Zhang, and demoted Cao Zhi, but he was still on pins and needles. Just as the later Song Dynasty leader zhaokuangyin said to Li Yu of the Southern Tang Dynasty, “how can others sleep on the side of the couch?” He is determined to solve the problem once and for all.

After all, if you want to be an emperor, you must be able to endure loneliness, stand alone, look at the world with high eyes, and be ruthless in cutting off brotherhood. However, he was not a first-class emperor after all. After all, he had poetic feelings.

The emperor usually only needs an excuse to kill people, but there is always a moment of hesitation when power and family meet. Therefore, their brothers still made the final settlement in the form of a poet.

“Taiping Guangji” records this period of crisscross between Jiangshan and poetic talent, but it is not the well-known seven step poem, but a hundred step horse race. When Cao Pi, who has already entered the Dabao, and Cao Zhi, the king of CHEN Si, are traveling together and galloping on their horses, they are afraid that their brother is thinking about how to kill them and their brother is thinking about how to hide.

When a real picture came into view, Cao Pi found that this was a perfect excuse. Two cows were fighting under a wall, and one fell into a well and died. He ordered his younger brother to take this scene as the topic, run a horse for a hundred paces, and complete a 40 word poem. The words “two cows fall under the wall, and one cow falls into a well to die” are not allowed. If the poem is not finished within a hundred steps, the head will fall to the ground.

Cao Pi’s way of doing this only makes Cao Zhi think of the song “Huainan King’s song” from the musical house of Emperor Wen:

A foot of cloth can be sewn.

A bushel of millet can be pounded.

The two brothers are incompatible.

Cao Zhi knew his brother’s intention well. If two tigers fight, one will be hurt. What’s more, the object of the struggle is power and position. As he galloped his horse, he sang a poem:

The two meats go together, and the head is covered with horizontal bones.

When we arrived at taitutou, it was abrupt.

Two enemies are not all strong, and one flesh lies in the earth cave.

If strength is not equal to strength, kindness must not be let out.

Looking at his brother’s reflection on the meaning of the poem, he paused a little and recited another poem with the rest of his steps:

Boil beans and serve as soup, then take fermented beans and serve as juice.

The ferns are burning under the cauldron, and the beans are weeping in the cauldron.

It’s from the same root. Why should we fry each other.

If the last song was directed at the struggle between brothers, then this one is a detour of brotherhood.

For Cao Zhi, Xie Lingyun once praised: “there is only one stone in the world. Cao Zijian monopolizes eight fights. I have one fight. The world is divided into one fight.” There are always two sides to everything. For this reason, wangshizhen of the Ming Dynasty said in the book of art garden Chenyan: “Zijian has a brilliant talent. Although he has won the reputation for thousands of years, he has avoided his father and brother. Why? It is too high to leave Taihua.”

Being a talented person is really unique. After all, I have no chance to be an emperor.

However, for the talented caozijian, this peerless talent missed him and saved him. He gambled on his own colorful poetry, Cao Pi’s poetic heart remained the same, and his brother’s remaining brotherhood.

For Cao Pi, his younger brother Caozhi was his past, and his wife Zhen Luo was his past. The past that he couldn’t get rid of was warm with family affection and romantic with poetry. Now, although he is surrounded by countless beauties, he is a lonely man from high places.

Nevertheless, he still enjoyed the supreme power. He did not kill Cao Zhi, perhaps because the blood was thicker than water, or because of his mother’s tears, but more for himself.

Look down at the clear water wave and the bright moon.

Once upon a time, I could only see the poetic clarity, but now there is only power like blood. His brother Cao Zhi’s poems are an eternal wound in his heart, because the past has long been unable to go back. When Zhen Luo pointed out the pain again with his poems, he killed her life and his memories without hesitation.

I open my eyes to the world of mortals, but I feel sorry for my eyes.

I think I have seen through everything, I think I am invincible, but I don’t want to be entangled in my heart and can’t get rid of it.

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