Lyres and Dolls

Poetry by | October 22, 2017

One long toot and two short toots
The mother blows the whistle
and the rest of the dolls move.
The drums are beaten
and the lyres begin to sound
left, right, left the leather skirts
swoosh, swoosh, swoosh
The dolls dance to the sound
of the lyre
They move smoothly at each
ting of the lyre
But as the lyre changes the
melody the mother commands
the dolls to a different groove
two long toots, and one short toot
the lyre demands their move
and the dolls follows its groove

Si Joyce Duhaylungsod ay nagtuturo ng Panitikan at Sining sa isang Senior High sa lungsod ng Dabaw.