Mele for Kauai and Kukuiolono Park by Mrs. Wahineikeouli Pa, 1917

HOOHENO NO KA POLI LAUAE.

Nani wale no Kukuiolono,
Ke kikowaena o Kauai;
Paka hooheno a ka lehulehu,
A ka ili ulaula ili keokeo.
laila makou ike iho ai,
Na pua like ole oi a ka nani;
Hoohihi ka manao a e lalau,
…..I bo-ke pua kau umauma.
Aole nae hoi la a e hihi,
Na huaolelo kau e ka weli;
…..Mai kii aku oe mai hoopa,
Ua kapu ia na Alekana;
Aole i ana iho e ka makemake,
Na pua momi o Keaunaulu.
Ulumahiehie i ka Uanoe,
I ka ua lihau noe i ke kula;
Laula ke kahua i haulani ia,
Ekolu puni o ka lina poepoe.
Ua lawa ka iini koialoko,
…..Ua ike ia Kukuiolono;
Kau aku ka manao no Waimea,
E ike i ka wai Ulailiahi.
Ka hoa pili hoi o ka Waikea,
Na wai kaulana o Manokalani.
Aia i ka la’i a o Waiawa,
Ka mu-o launiu opiopio,
He hoa hooheno no Limaloa,
No ka eueu a o Ainaike;
Ike i ke one kani a o Nohili,
Kohu waiolina ke hone mai.
Ua like a like me ke kauno’a,
…..Nonoula i ka Wailiula.
E ola no au me a’u lei,
A kau i ka hae o ka lanakila;
Haina ka puana a i lonoia,
O a’u lei o ka Poli Lauae.

Hakuia e Mrs. Wahineikeaouli Pa.

[I wonder if there is a picture of the sign that stood at Kukuiolono Park which is referred to in this mele? “You fancy to take, A boutonniere of flowers for your breast, But don’t be mistaken, The sign that instills fear; Do not take nor touch, For they are kapu to Alexander McBryde (Alekana).

This mele is printed earlier in the Kuokoa of 12/7/1917, p. 3.]

(Kuokoa, 12/28/1917, p. 5)

HOOHENO NO KA POLI LAUAE.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 52, Aoao 5. Dekemaba 28, 1917.

5 thoughts on “Mele for Kauai and Kukuiolono Park by Mrs. Wahineikeouli Pa, 1917

  1. According to the park’s history, the golf course and Japanese garden was built by Walter McBryde on his private property in 1928. When he died it was bequeath to the people of Kauai and the public can be play golf and view for a small fee. Yet this mele was written in 1917. Could this mele be written about a different Kukuiolono????

    • Aloha Mona, just thinking of possible answers to your query. Perhaps we need to know when the land belonged to W. McBryde. Perhaps the sign was posted long before it was developed as you described?

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