This young boy and his sister
on their skipping way to school
and everywhere tossing shouts
of laughter into the air. In a shower
of light on the bright whitewash wall
of the Church of Saint Dionysia, they throw
their shadows. They sign themselves
and their animal friends, letting words
talk to each other; they tell their dreams.
They do no less than risk delight: despite
every dark thing there is in the world,
there will always be music. And they
wonder: what is the name of this song?