Honolulu Harbor - by Mary Pula`a Robins

 
Kaulana mai nei Honolulu Harbor
O ka ipu kukui malamalama
 
 
 
Ho`ike a`e `oe a i kou nani
I ka malamalama `oi kelakela
 
 
 
Ka paia keleawe e hulali nei
'Opu`u kaimana `alohilohi
 
 
 
Lohe aku Kaleponi he `aina nani
Ua kau ka hoku i waenakonu
 
 
 
Ka moena weleweka ka moena `ia
Ke `ala laua`e e moani nei
 
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai `ana ka puana
O ka ipu kukui malamalama
Famous is Honolulu Harbor
The shining beacon
 
 
 
Show your beauty
The far-reaching light
 
 
 
The metal walls reflect
A mound of diamond splendor
 
 
 
California, a beautiful land, heeds
The star fixed in the center
 
 
 
Velvet mat is the carpet
The fragrance of lauae is borne on the breeze
 
 
 
The story is told
Of the shining beacon