Friday, January 27, 2012

Mao Zedong: Ode to the Plum Blossom 毛泽东:咏梅

The great leader Mao Zedong of China is also recognised as a great poet and calligrapher. His poems are widely written by calligraphers and 'Ode to the Plum Blossom' is one of such poems.

Ode to the Plum Blossom (1961.12)
Wind and rain escorted Spring's departure,
Flying snow welcome Spring's return.
On the ice-clad rock rising high and sheer
A flower blossom sweet and fair.

Sweet and fair, she craves not Spring for herself alone,
To be the harbinger of Spring she is content.
When the mountain flowers are in full bloom
She will smile mingling in their midst.



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