Mao Zedong

Two Birds : A Dialogue - Poem by Mao Zedong

The roc wings fanwise,
Soaring ninety thousand li
And rousing a raging cyclone.
The blue sky on his back, he looks down
To survey Man's world with its towns and cities.
Gunfire licks the heavens,
Shells pit the earth.
A sparrow in his bush is scared stiff..
'This is one hell of a mess!
O I want to flit and fly away.'
'Where, may I ask?'
The sparrow replies,
'To a jewelled palace in elfland's hills.
Don't you know a triple pact was signed
Under the bright autumn moon two years ago?
There'll be plenty to eat,
Potatoes piping hot,
Beef-filled goulash.'
'Stop your windy nonsense!
Look, the world is being turned upside down.'

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

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