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Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976

Mao Tse-Tung

Mao Tse-Tung

weeks of rain, hail pattering windows.
-sun oblique, transitory;
all birds silent in mourning prayer.

800 million stand,
a man has died here.

weeks of rain and national flooding,
-tears are heard sweeping the valley.

"E pa to hau he wini raro

.........

kia tangi atu au i konei."

800 millions and many world-more stand
(amid the pouring constant rain,
the pattering fickle hail,
and moaning lamentation.)

sun oblique, transitory;
beaming all glory upon the simple face of man.
the birds singing chorus to sigh
with 800 millions standing.

we all stand in silence and mourn that man.

Anon.