Ike Ike One Kani A`O Nohili (The Barking Sands of Nohili) - Traditional

 
`Ike i ke one kani a`o Nohili
Me ka pahapaha lei a`o Polihale
 
 
`Ike i ka wai `ula a`o Mana
Na niu e hola`i o Kaunalewa
 
 
Pa iho ka makani la he Kiu
`Ike `ia e ka noe la i Ni`ihau
 
 
Ho`ohaehae ana i ka naulu
Ka makani Mikioi la o Lehua
 
 
Pupu kani oe ko Kaua`i
Kunihi Ha`upu `au i ke kai
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puana
Mokihana e ka pua la i `oi a`e
See the sounding sand of Nohili
And the seaweed lei of Polihale
 
 
See the red water of Mana
The coco palms poised aloft at Kaunlewa
 
 
When the Kiu wind blows
See the mist of Ni`ihau
 
 
Stirring up many showers is
The Mikioi wind of Lehua (island)
 
 
The sand shell of Kaua`i
Steep Haupu juts into the sea
 
 
The story is told
Mokihana flower is choice