左思 Zuo Si

左思 Zuo Si

Zuo Si (Chinese characters: 左思; Hanyu Pinyin: Zuǒ Sī) (250–305), courtesy name Taichong (太沖), was a writer and poet of the Western Jin.

Zuo was born to an aristocratic family of Confucian scholars in Linzi. His mother died young. His father, Zuo Yong, was promoted to imperial official in charge of the imperial archives. Zuo Si would often play word games with his sister, Zuo Fen, who later became famous in her own right as a writer and a concubine of Emperor Wu of Jin.

In approximately 280, Zuo wrote the "Shu Capital Rhapsody" (蜀都赋), the first of his rhapsodies on the three capitals of the Three Kingdoms Period. The Shu Capital Rhapsody described the city of Chengdu and the surrounding area. This work features the earliest surviving reference to Mount Emei.[2] The work was so highly renowned and frequently copied upon its release that the price of paper in Luoyang is said to have risen as a result.[3] This later gave rise to the popular Chinese idiom 洛阳纸贵 ("Paper is Expensive in Luoyang"), today used to praise a literary work.

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Author: -- 左思 Zuo Si
弱冠弄柔翰,
At twenty I could write;
卓荦观群书。
All books on me shed light.
著论准《过秦》,
I'd discuss state affair
作赋拟《子虚》。
And build castles in air.
边城苦鸣镝,
The foe invaded our border;
羽檄飞京都。
Here came urgency order.
虽非甲胄士,
Though no armor I wore,
畴昔览《穰苴》。
I learned the art of war.
长啸激清风,
I'd croon to stir winds clear
志若无东吴。
To quell the east frontier.
铅刀贵一割,
A dull sword could cut still;
梦想骋良图。
My dream is hard to fill,
左眄澄江湘,
I'd see on either side
右盼定羌胡。
South and West pacified.
功成不受爵,
No post shall be my lot,
长揖归田庐。
I'd return to my cot.

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