Ke Aloha ‘Ōlauniu

Author: 
Kuhi Suganuma lāua ‘o Lilinoe Sterling

 

Photo: Kīhei de Silva
Uluwehiwehi ka lau o ka laua‘e
He moani ke ‘ala e pā mai nei.
The laua’e grow in profusion
Their fragrance comes gently to me.
 
Photo: Kīhei de Silva
Lilinoe Sterling helps Chonsa Schmidt braid a lei of lā‘ī and laua‘e at Camp Naue, Kaua‘i.

Kauaheahe ke aloha ‘Ōlauniu
Ahe lau makani me ka laua‘e ua noe
Ho‘olaua‘e ‘ia i ka poli o Kaiona
Liko a‘ela i ka malu o ka lani

Uluwehiwehi ka lau o ka laua‘e
He moani ke ‘ala e pā mai nei
Aia i uka i ke onaona
Ho‘ohihi ka mana‘o no nā kau a kau

‘A‘ohe lua e like ai
He lei mae ‘ole i kāhiko ‘ia
Hi‘ikua me ka hali‘a aloha
Ho‘opumehana i ka poli

 

© Kuhi Suganuma and Lilinoe Sterling, 2005