No Haʻakulou

No Haʻakulou

By Nalani Kanakaʻole

A koaʻe kea i poʻoailani a Ola

A koaʻe kea circles high above Ola

He lualaʻi ana i ke kula o Kaleinamanu

Enjoying the calm over the plains of Kaleinamanu

He nana ka makani no luna

Observing the winds above

I kuhea mai ka lihau anu o Kiu Waiahulu

It calls the refreshing cool wind/rain Kiu Waiahulu

Polena ehu i ka ua noe ka lehua o Uʻuku

Golden in the mist the lehua of Uʻuku

Hoʻohulu e kalani e

The chiefly one, the esteemed one

Ke aliʻi i kakia ka pouhana o ka moku

The chief who sets the house post of the island

Upu a‘e i ke koʻi au o ka wai ula a Paʻulaʻula

Recall the red flowing waters of Paʻulaʻula

He ula he kupa i holu nape i ka pohaku

It is sacred, it is native flowing freely over the sand

Liliko Kekupua lupea i ka ulu wehiwehi

Sparkling Kekupua attractive in its abundance

Huli o nana i ke one ehuehu o Luhi

Turn to look at the animated sands of Luhi

Mehe upena hulu wehena i Kaunelewa

Like a feathered net opening to Kaunelewa

He koa kualena luhiehu i ka laʻi e

A handsome yellow-backed warrior in the calm

I ola e na kini e

Life to the people

No Haʻakulou eo

For Haʻakulou

By | 2018-05-31T23:15:33+00:00 June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

About the Author:

Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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