This is a waiata (song) from New Zealand Aotearoa. It was written by Dr Hirini Melbourne for his daughter,
who he hoped ‘would grow up to be a beautiful butterfly’.
Poi is a form of juggling or
object manipulation with balls on ropes, held in the hands and swung in various circular patterns, comparable to club twirling.
It originated with the Māori people of New Zealand (the word poi means "ball" in Maori.