Incentive! 1907.

Kaahumanu’s Pillow

(COMPOSED BY  KANEIAKAMA W.)

Because of the spread of the news of the skill of Kaneiakama at composing mele, Kaahumanu sent a messenger before her saying to compose a mele for the Pillow of the alii, and should she not come up with one, death would be the result; this is the mele she composed.

Hana Uluna ka lani i ka paka a ka ua
Napele Kalalau owili i ka makani
Nawali lua i ka nahua e Mahamoku
Moku Mamalahoa li—e i ke anu
Ka-ka i ka onohi hema o ke Koolau
I ka pona onohi o ka ua i Mana
Hoolai Kamahu’alele ua malie
Nopu Wailua i kawai halau i ke kai—e
Makemake loko i ka moe a ke aloha
Aloha Hanalei he li’a ka hele kua
Uwe Limanui ka-ka ka waimaka
Halana Kaipuhaa moana wai laa
Halau ka pua ki upolu ka nahele
Hoi mauka o Pelehuna ka maikai—e
Hoakoakoa a kai o ka lehua—e
Ka lehua—e.

Lehulehu loko laukanaka i ke aloha—e
Aloha i ke Koolau Aahoaka
Ke kahelahela wai o Kawaikini
Hana aukuku ke powwai o ka liko
Nani na alihi wai ua a ka makani
I ma’pu ke ala iluna o Hoakalei—e
E leimau ina ukana a ke aloha—e
A ke Aloha—e.

Uluna Kaula i ke poo o Niihau
Hana Kawaihoa i ka hale lehua a ka makani
I na hale okomo a ka li’ula
I lawea mai e ka mikioi
Hina kapu moe e ke kawelu
Moe no i ka hale Halauloa o Mana
Ia—hona i kahi pua poiheke
Hookiekie ia—ia Koalana
A—nu maua i ka wai—e
I ka wai—e.

Published by—
J. Kahaukuwaiaoao and Nawaa Joseph

(Aloha Aina, 6/8/1907, p. 4)

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XII, Helu 23, Aoao 4. Iune 8, 1907.

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