Mele found in moolelo, 1920.

[Found in the story: “Ka Moolelo o He’ma, ke Koaie Ku Pali o ka Makani Kaili Aloha o Kipahulu, Maui.”]

Halau Lahaina molale malu i ka ulu,
Malu mai ka pe’a lauloha a ka makani;
Loha punohu maalo ke aka i ka la’i,
I ka waiho lua a ka la’i o ke Kaao;
I unuhia, lauohaia e ka la’i o Lele,
I unuhia, oki me he waa kialoa la;
Ka oili o ka pua i ka malie,
Unua iho la e ka la’io, kawalawala;
Hiolo, kakua iho la ka ua Paupili e, he a-o,
Pili ka la i ke kula o Kekaa;
Pili nana i ka ua Leikokoula,
Me he loleula la i hoopiliia ka nahua;
Ka pilipaa i ka piko o Honokawai,
I hoopili e pili a pulelo i ke kai o Haena-e-ehe.

[Many times you will find the writer of a story will insert lines of a mele mid-story to evoke a shared memory or emotion with the audience. This writer says these lines of mele were well memorized by those like his grandparents folk.]

(Kuokoa, 10/1/1920, p. 7)

Halau Lahaina molale malu i ka ulu...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 40, Aoao 7. Okatoba 1, 1920.

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