The Double Ninth – Mao Zedong

Man ages all too easily, not Nature: 

Year by year the Double Ninth returns. 

On this Double Ninth, 

The yellow blooms on the battlefield smell sweeter. 
Each year the autumn wind blows fierce, 

Unlike spring’s splendour, 

Yet surpassing spring’s splendour, 

See the endless expanse of frosty sky and water.

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