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He Wehi Aloha no Kauluwena - A Loving Adornment for Kauluwena

Month: 
03
Year: 
2014

 

He Wehi Aloha no Kauluwena

A Loving Adornment for Kauluwena

 

He wehi kēia no ku‘u pua

Milimili na ka ua Kūkalahale

 

Hālāwai ka mana‘o me Pauahilani

Ka ‘imina i ka pono no nā kama lei

 

Ua ana i ka loa o ‘Āina‘ike

Kūkulu kauhale a Limaloa

 

Nāu i ho‘olana me ka wiwo ‘ole

He aloha lāhui i ka umauma

 

E ō e ka wehi pua laha ‘ole

Kou inoa ‘a‘ala, ‘o Kauluwena

 

 

 

A song of adornment for my flower

Tenderly caressed by the Kūkalahale rain

 

My thoughts have gone to meet Pauahilani

Seeking goodness for her beloved children

 

We have assessed the breadth of ‘Āina‘ike

And built shelters like Limaloa’s

 

You have fearlessly brought hope and encouragement

Carrying the love for your people in your heart

 

Respond, my special flower

To your fragrant name, Kauluwena