Alekoki, 1896.

KAHI WAI O ALEKOKI.

(An expression of affection by King Kalakaua.)

Aole i manaoia
Kahi wai o Alekoki
Hookohu ka ua iuka
Noho mai la i Nuuanu
Anuanu makehewa au
Ke kali ana ilaila
Kai no paha ua paa
Kou manao ia nei
Au i hoomalu ai
Hoomalu oe a malu
Ua malu keia kino
Mamuli o ko leo
Kau nui aku ka manao
Kahi wai o Kapena
Pania paa ia mai
Na manowai o uka
Ahuwale na kiowai
Na papahele o luna
Maluna ae no au
Ma na rumi liilii
Ma na keena o waho
A waho o Mamala
Hao mai nei ehuehu
Pulu au i ka huna kai
Kai he’ahe’a i ka ili
Hookahi no koa nui
Nana e alo ia ino
Inoino mai nei luna
I ka hao a ka makani
He makani ahailono
Lohe ka luna i Pelekane
Oia pouli nui
Mea ole i kuu manao
I o ia nei au
Ka piina o Maemae
E kilohi au o ka nani
Na pua i Maunaala
He ala onaona kou
Ke pili mai ia nei
Aole i billwi ia [Aole i biliwi ia]
Kahi pali o Leahi
Ku kilakila i ka lai
Lai hohola i ke pili
Pili paa o Kawaihoa
Hoa oe o ka inoino
O oe owau kekahi
Pau keia pilikia

(Leo o ka Lahui, 2/3/1896, p. 3)

KAHI WAI O ALEKOKI.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 1390, Aoao 3. Feberuari 3, 1896.

In anticipation of King Kalakaua’s return from his tour around the world, 1881.

HONORING THE ALII, KING KALAKAUA.

All of the Associations, the Secret Societies, on this island of Oahu, and the other islands, people of all ethnicities, who want to join in giving glory by putting up arches and other public displays from the wharf of Ainahou until the Palace grounds, are ordered to appear before H. A. P. Carter, the Chairman of the Welcoming Committee and the Exaltation Committee. The Associations, the Secret Societies, and those who want to join in the parade of the day, notify CAPT. TRIPP or

J. U. Kawainui,

The Marshals of the Day.

[In “Hawaii’s Story,” Liliuokalani looks back to the day of her brother’s return:

“…With that enthusiasm always shown by the Hawaiian people in doing honor to their sovereigns, the grandest preparations were made throughout the islands to welcome the arrival of the king. In Honolulu the joy was general, and the foreign element was well represented in the festivities. The streets were given up to the people, and and were crowned with triumphal arches. Before the day of his expected landing at the wharf, the most elaborate preparations had been made to give him a royal greeting. The mottoes, in the selection of which numberless parties had consulted me, were displayed in every part of the city, and there was an especial arch designed for each district of the island of Oahu.]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/8/1881, p. 2)

KA HOOHANOHANO I KE ALII KA MOI KALAKAUA.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 41, Aoao 2. Okatoba 8, 1881.