Mao Zedong


Mount Liupan - Poem by 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 Mount Liupan
Red banners wave freely in the west wind.
Today we hold the long cord in our hands,
When shall we bind fast the Grey Dragon?


Comments about Mount Liupan by Mao Zedong

  • Susan Williams (3/20/2018 4:28:00 PM)


    very descriptive for so few words- -is that what well-penned means? (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/20/2018 2:21:00 PM)


    In the west wind! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Ndaiga Ngatia (3/20/2018 2:06:00 PM)


    i`m culturally limited to understand Mao`s poem but i like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/20/2018 10:39:00 AM)


    Looks like the Communist Manifesto in a poetic form. (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (3/20/2018 8:01:00 AM)


    bind fast the Grey Dragon, well penned (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012



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