On this birthday of Joseph Nawahi, a reminder that we need to rescan the newspapers! 1896.

HE KANAENAE NO JOSEPH K. NAWAHIOKALANIOPUU.

I aloha ia oe a e Homelani,
O ka Home lei pua lei a ka manu,
Sweet onaona o Hanakahi,
E wehi nei la i Waiakea,
Pulupe i ka Ua Kanilehua,
A Panaewa la e hii mai nei,
Kilakila Hilo one la i ka nani,
Aina kaulana i ka hanohano,
Hanohano Haili i ka pua Lehua,
O ka pua hoohie lei a ka manu,
O ka papahi lei ia o ka aina,
Lei oe lei au i ke onaona,
Ua nani Hawaii ku hanohano,
Helu ekahi o na Ailana,
Ike ana i ke ahi a ka wahine,
Na huapala o Kilauea,
A ka lihi kai au o Ohele,
Wa ana e ka leo o na manu,
Aia e  ka olu i Waiolama,
Hooheno malie me ka Miloholu,
I ka nalu hai lua mai o Kawili,
Ohaoha na pua i ka Ehukai,
Kahiko i ke one a o Wailoa,
Aloalo kehau o ka po anu,
Lei liko lehua i Mokaulele,
A he nani Hilo Bay na ke onaona,
Nohea i ka wai a ka Naulu,
I ke aheahe mai a ka Puulena,
O ka makani kaulana o ka aina,
Pili paa mau ia e ke aloha,
Ua ike a o luna lohe a o lalo,
Ua ike ka Hikina me ke Komohana,
Ua hoike mai ka pae opua,
A he hiwahiwa oe na ka Lehulehu,
He aloha aina me ka Lahui,
A he lei Momi nau o Liliulani,
Lanakila kau hou i ke Kalaunu,
A he leo mahalo kai lohe ia,
Lahui Hawaii oia ka oi,
O ka puuwai olu me ka nanahe,
Ala aku makou hiolani oe,
E ola Hawaii a mau loa.

J. N. H.
Waianae, Nov. 6, 1896.

[Penei ka heluhelu ana o na huaolelo mua o kela a me keia laina ma ka hookuikui ana. IOSEPA KAHOOLUHI NAWAHIOKALANIOPUU UA HALA LOA E.]

[This acrostic poem for the patriot Joseph Nawahi composed by J. N. H. is impossible to read from this image available online. This is just one more example of why the original Hawaiian language newspapers need to be rescanned clearly.]

(Aloha Aina, 11/14/1896, p. 7)

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke II, Helu 46, Aoao 7. Novemaba 14, 1896.

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