Kaua`i Beauty - by Henry Wai`au

Hanohano Kaua`i Manokalanipö
Kihäpai pua ua kaulana
 
 
`Ohu`ohu i ka maile a`o ka nahele
I ke `ala onaona o ka mokihana
 
 
I wili `ia me ka maile lau li`ili`i
Ke `ala ho`oheno o ka malihini
 
 
Ha`ina ia mai ana ka puana
Ku`u lei mokihana e moani nei
 
 
Ha`ina ia mai ana ka puana
Ku`u lei mokihana poina `ole
Majestic is Kaua`i of Manokalanipö
Garden of flowers so famous
 
 
Bedecked with the maile of the woods
In the sweet fragrance of the mokihana
 
 
Entwined with the small leaf maile
The dearly loved perfume of the visitors
 
 
The story is told
My fragrant mokihana lei lingers in the air
 
 
The story is told
My unforgettable mokihana lei