Category Archives: Mao Zedong

Mount Liupan – Mao Zedong

The sky is high, the clouds are pale,  We watch the wild geese vanish southward.  If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men  We who have already measured twenty thousand li  High on the crest of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day – Mao Zedong

Ninghua, Chingliu, Kueihua  What narrow paths, deep woods and slippery moss!  Whither are we bound today?  Straight to the foot of Wuyi Mountain.  To the mountain, the foot of the mountain,  Red flags stream in the wind in a blaze … Continue reading

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Snow – Mao Zedong

North country scene:  A hundred leagues locked in ice,  A thousand leagues of whirling snow.  Both sides of the Great Wall  One single white immensity.  The Yellow River’s swift current  Is stilled from end to end.  The mountains dance like … Continue reading

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Reascending Chingkangshan – Mao Zedong

I have long aspired to reach for the clouds  And I again ascend Chingkangshan.  Coming from afar to view our old haunt, I find new scenes replacing the old.  Everywhere orioles sing, swallows dart,  Streams babble  And the road mounts … Continue reading

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Tapoti – Mao Zedong

Red, orange, yellow, green,  blue, violet, indigo:  Who is dancing with these  rainbow colours in the sky?  Air after rain, slanting sun:  mountains and passes turning blue  in each changing moment.  Fierce battles that year:  bullet holes in village walls.  … Continue reading

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Swimming – Mao Zedong

I have just drunk the waters of Changsha  And come to eat the fish of Wuchang.  Now I am swimming across the great Yangtze,  Looking afar to the open sky of Chu.  Let the wind blow and waves beat,  Better … Continue reading

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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,  … Continue reading

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