A mele by Annie Kaikioewa for her daughter, Helina Kaiwaokalani Maikai, 1909.

HE WEHI NO KUU KAMA

He iini he aloha no kuu kamalei
E hoi e pili poli o ka makua
Kuu lei daimana e anapa i ka la
Kuu pua melia onaona i ka ihu
Kuu lei hulu mamo kahiko i ke kino
Kuu ahuula nani kau i ka poohiwi
Kuu lei alii i ka pili umauma
Kuu hiialo hoi o na la opio
Kuu pua hoonani kahiko o ka hale
Hoi mai kaua ka la’i i Apua
I ka home pilipaa me ou kupuna
E ola mau oe e kuu kamalei
A hiki a kau i ka pua aneane
Haina ka puana o Kaiwaokalani.

Kou Mama.
Kulolia, July 31, 1891.

[AN ADORNMENT FOR MY CHILD

A feeling of desire and aloha for my dear child
Come back to the bosom of your parent
My lei of diamonds sparkling in the sun
My plumeria blossom fragrant to the nose
My lei of mamo feathers to adorn my body
My beautiful feather cape to place on my shoulders
My chiefly lei to place on my bossom
My one to carry before me in your childhood
My flower that brightened the house
Let us be together in the calm of Apua
At the home where we were always with your grandparents
May you live for always my dear child
Until extreme old age
Tell the refrain of Kaiwaokalani.

Your Mama
Kulolia, July 31, 1891.]

[Kaiwaokalani must surely refer to Helina Kaiwaokalani Maikai, the daughter of Annie Kaikioewa (daughter of George Washington Lilikalani and Hana Ululani Kamakainaina o Kapiolani Nui) from her first marriage with Samuela Ulumahiehie Maikai. She later marries Hoa C. Ulukou, and then marries Aaron C. Simerson.

Kaiwaokalani it seems was sent to Kalaupapa…]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 8/7/1891, p. 3)

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Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 254, Aoao 3. Augate 7, 1891.

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