Wahine Hele La - by Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku

 

Honi ana i ke anu i ka mea hu`ihu`i
Hu`i hewa i ka `ili i ka ua Po`aihala
Lei ana i ka mokihana i ka wewehi o Kaiona
Lihau pue i ke anu hau `oki o Kaleponi
 
 
 
Hui:
E o ka wahine hele la o Kaiona
Alualu wai li`ula o kekaha pua`ohai
O ka ua lanipo lua
Po anu o ke Ko`olau
Ku`u hoa o ka malu ki malu kukui o Kaho`iwai
 
 
 
Hia`ai ka welina ka nene`e a ka `ohelo papa
Puapua i ka noe mohala i ke anu
Noho no me ka`anoi ka mana`o ia loko
O loko hana nui
Pau`ole i ke ana `ia
 
 
 
Hui:
A ka wailele o Niakala
`Ike i ka wai anuenue
I ka po`ai a ka `ehu
hali`i pa`a i laila
Pue ana ika `ehu wai
Pupu`u i ke ko`ek`e
Eia iho ka mehana
O ka poli o Hi`ilei
Brushed by a fragrance in the cool air
Skin chilled by the Po`aihala rain
Wearing a mokihana lei, the adornment of Kaiona
Shivering in the icy cold of California
 
 
 
Chorus:
Respond, lady in the sunshine of Kaiona
The `ohai flowers bloom as in a mirage
On the pouring rain
Chilly Ko`olau rain
My companion of the ti and kukui grove of Kaho`iwai
 
 
 
Delight in the lovely creeping strawberries
Hidden in the fog that spreads in the cold
Deep in wondrous thoughts
So deep within
It is immeasurable
 
 
 
Chorus:
At Niagara Falls
She saw rainbow hued water
Surrounded by mist
There she was engulfed
Shivering in the foam
Crouching in the cold
Here is warmth
In the bosom of Hi`ilei

 

Source: Ea Collection