Hiilawe, 1906.

A Letter.

Waipio, Kukuihaele, Hawaii
April 13, 1906.

Please place this mele below within an open space in our pride, the newspaper “Ke Aloha Aina.” It is believed that it is fitting for your graciousness and your dignity.

With appreciation.
O. K. PONIAULANI.

Hiilawe Song.

Kumaka ka ikena ia Hiilawe,
I ka Papa lohi mai o Maukele,
I pakele mai au i ka nui Manu,
Hauwalaau nei puni Waipio,
Aole no au e loaa mai,
He uhiwai au no ke kuahiwi,
He hiwahiwa au na ka makua,
He lei a-i na ke kupuna,
No Puna ke ala haliia mai,
Noho i ka wai-lele o Hiilawe,
I ka poli no au o Haiwahine,
I ka pali aloha a Hainakolo,
Hookolo aku au i ka nui Manu,
Ua like ke kaina me ka Uahoa,
Kuu hoa ia la o ka Lealea,
I ka nui manu iho haunaele,
E ole kuu nui piha Akamai,
Hala a’e na ale o ka Moana,
Hao mai ka moana kau e ka weli,
Mea ole ia i nei hookele,
Ka helena a Uleu pili ka uapo,
Honi malihini au me kuu aloha,
He aloha ia nani ua leiia,
Kuu pua Miulana poina ole,
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Mai poina oe i kuu aloha.

This mele is composed by Samuel Kalainaina, in 1892.

Hoonanea Home, Waipio, Hawaii

April 13, 1906.

(Aloha Aina, 4/21/1906, p. 7)

Hiilawe Song.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 16, Aoao 7. Aperila 21, 1906.