Waikaloa - by John P. Watkins

 

 

 

Aia i Waikaloa
Home ho`okipa malihini
Pumehana me ke aloha
I ka leo o ka makamaka
 
 
A huli aku au mahalo
I ka nani a`o Ka`uiki
'O ia nani nö ia
O ka hale ipu kuku`i
 
 
O ka noe a ka Uakea
Kaulana nei a`o Hana
Me ka ua Mälualua
E uhai ana e ka noe
 
 
Ha`ina mai ka puana
Waikaloa i ka hanohano
Home ho`okipa malihini
He beauty maoli no

 

Here at Waikaloa
Is the home that welcomes the newcomer
With warmth and love
And the voice of a dear friend
 
 
I turn to admire
The beauty of Ka'uiki (hill)
So beautiful indeed
Is the lighthouse
 
 
The gentle rainspray and the Uakea mist
Famous here in Hana
With the Malualua (north wind)
Chasing the mist
 
 
The song is concluded
Of Waikaloa so majestic
Home that welcomes the newcomer
With beauty unsurpassed

 

 

Source: Copyright John P. Watkins, Translated by Henry Kaalakahi