quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

毛澤東 Mao Zedong: a fat, bloody, lyrical, confuncionist red Tortoise: Swimming -- to the tune of Shui Tiao Keh Tou (June 1956)

I have just drunk the waters of Changsha
And come to eat the fish of Wuchang.
Now I am swimming across the great Yangtze,
Looking afar to the open sky of Chu.

Let the wind blow and waves beat, 
Better far than idly strolling in a courtyard.
Today I am at ease.
"It was by a stream that the Master said--

'Thus do things flow away!' " 
Sails move with the wind.
Tortoise and Snake are still.
Great plans are afoot:
A bridge will fly to span the north and south,

Turning a deep chasm into a thoroughfare;
Walls of stone will stand upstream to the west

To hold back Wushan's clouds and rain
Till a smooth lake rises in the narrow gorges.
The mountain goddess if she is still there
Will marvel at a world so changed.

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