Mahealani Moon - by John K. Almeida

 

Kaulana kou nani malamalama
E beautiful mahealani moon
 
 
Nau i hali aku i kou aloha
A loa`a ku`u ipo o ano'i pua
 
 
Ku`u pua, ku`u lei, ku`u onaona
O lovely moon beam kiss her for me
 
 
Me oe ka welina o ko`u aloha
E ka liko pua i ke kakahiaka
 
 
O ka nahenahe no me ka mali leo
Maliu i ke onaona lima
 
 
Mahalo i kou nani malamalama
E beautiful mahealani moon
Famed is the beauty and brightness
Of mahealani moonlight
 
 
It was you who bore my love to her
And found my sweetheart, the choicest of flowers
 
 
My blossom, my wreath, my fragrant one
O lovely moon beam kiss her for me
 
 
With you is my love in its entirety
O tender leaf bud of the morning
 
 
To whom I speak softly in tender tones
And touch with gentle fingers
 
 
I admire you beautiful moonlight
Of mahealani moonlight