Pua Lilia (Lily Flower) - by Alfred Unauna Alohikea


Listen to the rain

Creeping silently along the cliffs

It looks as if this flower has been plucked

Shapely the uplands

The very upland that I'll enjoy

With the sweet fragrance of my flower

You are a flower, always to wear as a lei

The fragrance of my lily blossom



Alfred Unauna Alohikea

'Auhea wale 'oe e ka ua

Ke nihi a'e nei i na pali

Ka helena o ia pua i 'ako 'ia

He popohe mai nei ia uka

Ia uka ho'i na'u e walea ai

Me ke 'ala onaona o ku'u pua

He pua 'oe na'u i lei mau ai

Ke 'ala o ku'u pua lilia