Mao Zedong: “New Year’s Day”


New Year’s Day (January 29th, 1930)

– to the tune of Ju Meng Ling



Ninghua, Chingliu, Kueihua–
What narrow paths, deep woods and slippery moss!
Whither are we bound today?
Straight to the foot of Wuyi Mountain.
To the mountain, the foot of the mountain,
Red flags stream in the wind in a blaze of glory.




* English translation from Mandarin Chinese *