1. Songs, Tongan. 2. Tonga – Songs and music. 3. Tonga – Poetry Brings together in one volume the known artistic work of Queen Salote, Tonga's 'poet on the throne' from 1918 - 1965. This beautifully produced book contains translations of one hundred and fourteen songs, lullabies, laments and dances. Tonga's rich heritage captured in sung poetry and dance is a touchstone for all Tongans who want to perpetuate their history and culture.