Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Attempt at Poetry

A graceful extension of the arms
A slow bending of the knees
As if bowing to the highest chiefs
The slow, smooth run
Always a modest smile

The flight of the gogo bird
as it searches the ocean for fish
Mixing the sacred 'ava
Serving to those who are worthy
The flirty tilt of the head

Feet gliding, floating in a circle
As the music rises to its climax
Movements become slower, deliberate
Surrounding dancers are frenzied
A low, elegant bow at song's end
Steeped in tradition --- Siva Samoa

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