The Backbone of the King Author:Marcia Brown The story of Paka'a and his son Ku.
The burden of the hands is the paddle'
The fighter of the waves is the paddle.
I leave the black one for you,
I take the white one for me.
Dip the paddle, turn up the foam,
On the inside, on the outside,
On the outside, on the inside,
The canoe throbs ahead...