Mao Tse-tung: “Mount Liupan”

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!


Mao Tse-tung
October 1935

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag


to the tune of Ching Ping Yueh

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?