Dirge for Abner Kahekili, 1843.

KANIKAU FOR ABENERA KAHEKILI, A CHIEF OF THIS ARCHIPELAGO WHO DIED.

1 O ke ano aloha o Liawahine
O ka maka aloha o Hikuanaka
O ke kino oioio o ka lapu loku
I moe nounounea me Hikuikapua
I luna o ke opu hiwa a Kane
I loko o ke kapa auaiku a Lono oe—
He leo keia e mapu nei
E ano nei i ke kahakai
O ka maka aloha o kuu makuakane
I walea i ka ai kihamu pua niu
Uhane auaukai o Ulakua oe—
Hoakua ka lokoino oia la—la—ia—oe—e—

2 Mehameha ia ka hele a ke aloha
Ka pee’na ku nei nanowale
Hele i Kuahaehae ka hele ana
I paepae leo me Kupinai
Me na hoa hui wale i ka nahele
Halawai ae la me Anowahine
Me ka wahine i ka iukapu o mua oe—
Eia au la i ka lipo
I walea au i ke kui pua
Lililo ai maua i ka nahele
He kamaaina no ka ua waahila
Uhane peepeeua Kukalahale oe—
Oe wale mai ana no ka manao
Aole i hoike mai i ka maka he alo—ha—ia—oe—e—

3 Haehae wale na maka e maolilei
Ka newa ana’ku la i Hiikua
O olua ma kau makani
He aka ke kino wailua
Ka’u i ike e maalo ana i ke aka wai liu la
O kuu kane makani moae
Noho unea kula la o Pahua oe—
O oe ka i makahuna i Kuialauahi
E uhai ana i ka ua puanaiea
I noho malihini aku i Palehula
I o maua hala i Huewa
Uhane nana makani kau a lialia oe—
Alia oe e ke aloha e koi nei
E luaiele nei i kuu kino
O kana malihini iho la ka waina—ku—ia—oe—e—

(Nonanona, 8/8/1843, p. 30)

HE KANIKAU NO ABENERA KAHEKILI KEKAHI ALII O KEIA PAE AINA I MAKE AKU NEI.

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 6, Aoao 30. Augate 8, 1843.

 

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