Originally posted by 路 at 2016-6-11 05:48 PM:
Inspired by Lu's superb version, I give it a try for fun as well...^_^
A Verse by Mao Zedong
The landscape of northern highlands
In robe of ice over myriad miles,
Above which myriad miles swirls snow white.
On both sides of the Great Wall,
O, what an endless whitescape!
The whole Yellow River
Has thus lost its rolling might.
The mountains look like dancing silver snakes,
The uplands like running snowy elephants,
All vie with heaven for the sovereign height.
Behold, on a fine day,
All clad in white, all under the sun red,
O what an amazing and unrival sight!
This land boasts of many a wonderful highlight,
For which many a champion has tried to fight.
But emperor Qin and emperor Han
Sadly sans goodly grace in verse,
And prince of Tang and prince of Song
Poor poesy only could they write.
As for that Genghis Khan -
- The son of heaven, O only could he
Draw his bow to shoot the vultures in flight.
Now these are all bygones!
From today onwards,
Here comes many a true heroic knight!
Tr. Xiao Cao