The Qinse diaoge 琴瑟調歌 (Songs and Melodies for a Qinse?) was written by Cao Zhi 曹植 in the first half of the 3rd century.

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Fragments in Records of the Three KingdomsEdit

Book of Wei 19 - Biography of Cao Zhi, the Prince Si of ChenEdit

  1. 植嘗為《琴瑟調歌》,辭曰:「吁嗟此轉蓬,居世何獨然!長去本根逝,夙夜無休閑。東西經七陌,南北越九阡,卒遇回風起,吹我入雲閒。自謂終天路,忽焉下沈淵。驚飈接我出,故歸彼中田。當南而更北,謂東而反西,宕宕當何依,忽亡而復存。飄颻周八澤,連翩歷五山,流轉無恒處,誰知吾苦艱?願為中林草,秋隨野火燔,糜滅豈不痛,願與林葉連。」

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  • Chen Shou 陳壽 (233–297). Sanguo zhi 三國志 “Records of the Three Kingdoms”, with official commentary compiled by Pei Songzhi 裴松之 (372-451).

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