A Song in Spring

Frank M. Chipasula

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for Masauko

My son dances in the circle
of his own light:
See his feet blossom
as he dances to a distant song.

My son dances, steps over the sun:
He has caught the sun in his palm!
He rubs the sun with his fingers
His fingers bloom, his fingers are

The sun that he caught, are the flower
That he waves as he dances in the circle

Of his own light
Of his own sun


Elizabeth Bartlett, Ed. Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology. Boston: Ford-Brown & Co., 1992.

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