He Inoa No Pauahi - Traditional

 

 

 

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
 
 
Hia`ai ka welina ka nene`e a ka `ohelopapa
Pupua i ka noe mohaha i ke anu
Noho no me ka `ano`i ka mana`o ia loko
'O loko hana nui pau`ole i ke ana`ia
 
 
A ka wailele `o Niakala `ike i ka wai anuenue
I ka po`ai`ai a ka `oho hali`i pa`a i laila
Pue ana i ka `ehu wai pupu`u i ke ko`eko`e
Eia iho ka mehana o ka poli o Hi`ilei
 
 
E o e ka wahine hele la o Kaiona
Alualu waili`ula o ke kaha pua `ohai
`O ka ua lani polua po anu o ke Ko`olau
Ku`u hoa o ka malu ki malu kukui o Kaho`iwai

 

She smells the cool and refreshing air
Chilled is her skin by the Po`aihala rain
She wears the mokihana, the adornment of Kaiona
She shivers in the chilly cold of California
 
 
She delights and marvels at the creeping strawberries
That bloom profusely in the mist and chilly air
She remains with great love that comes from within
Her great heart whose depths cannot be measured
 
 
At the waterfall of Niagara she saw the rainbow arch
And the mist that spread all around there
She shrank from the water spray shivered in the cold
And found warmth in the bosom of Hi`ilei
 
 
Answer, O lady who walks in the sunshine of Kaiona
Where mirages dance on the `ohai covered plain
In the very foggy rain on the cold night of Ko'olau
My companion of the ki and kukui of Kaho`iwai