Near the city Peking Go-stroll about hongweibing1, And old paintings Seeking-running about the hongweibing - But not because the hongweibing Love statues, pictures: Instead statues will be urns In the "Cultural revolution". And yet, mainly, I know full well, How to pronounce it, - But it is extremely indecent I have it on the tip of my tongue: Hong-wei-bing... Here concocted some fun Their leader comrade Mao: Children, donít go to school - Come and beat the revolt! And not that the kids Where in infancy at all, - These children hacked At lot of cutlets! And yet, mainly, I know full well, How to pronounce it, - But it is extremely indecent I have it on the tip of my tongue: Hong-wei-bing... We sat around a bit, And now we play at hooligans - Itís slightly silent all the same, - Mao and Lyao Bjanj thought, - How can we still astonish The whole wide world: We shall show them the fig The USA and the USSR! And yet, mainly, I know full well, How to pronounce it, - But it is extremely indecent I have it on the tip of my tongue: Hong-wei-bing...
1 Red Guards.
 
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018