Mao Tse-tung: “Winter Clouds”

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
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WINTER CLOUDS

Mao Tse-tung
26.12.1962

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag

WINTER CLOUDS

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Winter clouds snow-laden, cotton fluff flying,
None or few the unfallen flowers.
Chill waves sweep through steep skies,
Yet earth‘s gentle breath grows warm.
Only heroes can quell tigers and leopards
And wild bears never daunt the brave.
Plum blossoms welcome the whirling snow;
Small wonder flies freeze and perish.