It is said that literati are not as straightforward as military generals, they are always twists and turns, but sometimes it is this implicit expression that can achieve better results.
Like Zhang Ji’s "Jie Fu Yin", "returning the king and the pearl, weeping, hate not meeting when we are not married", now we all regard it as a love poem, but in fact he was originally a poet in the Tang Dynasty Zhang Ji refused to win a poem written by senior officials of the town.
He expressed his unwillingness to go with him in the voice of a wife, and his words were sincere. Even Li Shidao, who wanted to win him at the time, was deeply moved and no longer forced her.
There was also an unknown poet in the Song Dynasty. He wrote a poem to Fan Zhongyan, with only two lines, euphemistically expressing his desire to be promoted.
The magic is that after reading the poem, Fan Zhongyan really promoted him.
This poem has only two sentences, so it is named "Sentence".
The moon comes first near the water tower, and the sunny flowers make spring.
I have always thought that "the month near the water comes first" is a common saying. Later I learned that this was also a poem.
Fan Zhongyan is a famous writer and politician in the Northern Song Dynasty.
Unlike those of Su Shi and Li Bai, whose career careers were bumpy, Fan Zhongyan's officialdom could be considered turbulent.
Like Wang Anshi and Yan Shu, he once served as a minister of political affairs (deputy prime minister). In "Yueyang Tower" he advocated "worry and worry before the world, and joy and happiness afterwards. "It has influenced countless people of lofty ideals in later generations.
For a while, Fan Zhongyan was sent to guard Hangzhou.
He has always liked to promote young people. During his tenure in Hangzhou, many of his officials were promoted.
Officials who were reused and promoted at the time all praised him.
But one person was very dissatisfied.
this The man was Su Lin, who was the inspector in Hangzhou at that time.
He believed that he was dedicated to his duties and never slackened at work, but he was not promoted.
Seeing that regardless of his position, People with strong and weak abilities have been reused, but he is standing still, and his heart is very anxious.
He didn't understand why this was at first, but then he understood: it must be because he often goes out on patrols. On business, Master Fan rarely sees me, that’s why I forgot about it.
But he can’t leave his job. He has a sense of presence in front of Master Fan every day, let alone tell Master Fan you blatantly. Forget me.
So he wrote this poem with an idea, and presented it to Fan Zhongyan, asking him to criticize and correct it.
The meaning of this poem is easy to understand, that is: near the water’s edge On the terrace, the projection of the moon can be seen first; and the plants facing the sun, due to sufficient light, can sprout first, which is easy to form a spring scene.
These two sentences seem to sayThe scene of nature actually implies that officials who are close to Fan Zhongyan and often appear in front of Fan Zhongyan are easily promoted, and because officials who often go out on business seldom show their faces in front of Fan Zhongyan, they are not taken seriously.
Fan Zhongyan is such a clever person, he understood it when he read this poem, so Su Lin was promoted soon.
Su Lin’s poem is plain and plain, but it implies philosophy. It not only shows his talents, but also expresses his dissatisfaction. It is implicit and euphemistic, but profound and timeless. No wonder that even literary masters like Fan Zhongyan are also Be impressed.
Later, many poets tried to continue writing these two lines of poems, but they were always unsatisfactory. So over time, these two lines of poems became broken lines.
Nowadays, we often use these two sentences in our lives and work, especially the "near the water tower first get the month", which mainly refers to the first benefit or convenience of getting close to certain things or people.
Although this sentence may not be completely correct, it is just like Mencius said, "The time is not as good as the place, and the place is not as good as the harmony of people."
If a person wants to succeed, It’s indispensable.
Perhaps Su Lin didn’t expect that the two poems he handwritten not only helped him get promoted, but also became a famous line in the ages, which is also unintentional.Shade.
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