Mao Tse-tung: “Peitaiho”

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

PEITAIHO

Mao Tse-tung
Summer 1954

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag

PEITAIHO

to the tune of Lang Tao Sha

A rainstorm sweeps down on this northern land,
White breakers leap to the sky.
No fishing boats off Chinwangtao
Are seen on the boundless ocean.
Where are they gone?
Nearly two thousand years ago
Wielding his whip, the Emperor Wu of Wei
Rode eastward to Chiehshih; his poem survives.
Today the autumn wind still sighs,
But the world has changed!