Mao Tse-tung: “On the Kuangchang Road”

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

ON THE KUANGCHANG ROAD

Mao Tse-tung
February 1930

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag

ON THE KUANGCHANG ROAD

to the tune of Chien Tzu Mu Lan Hua

The whole wide world is white,
Through the snow eagerly we press on.
Crags loom above our heads,
We cross the great pass, red flags waving in the wind.
Where are we bound?
To the snow-swept River Kan.
Yesterday the order was given,
One hundred thousand workers and peasants march on Kian.