Dirge written by Mrs. Mary W. P. Kenao for her husband, J. D. Kenao, 1862.

He Kanikau Aloha no J. D. Kenao.

He Uhane la he aloha,
Nou no la e J. D. Kenao,
Kuu hoa make anu wai o Kaulea,
E pue ana i ke koekoe,
Eloku anailoko o ka io ka hui,
Li aipo i ka hele kua,
Ka leina a ka uhane la liuliu,
Paa i ke anu ka noe o ka mauu,
Holu ka manawa mauna i ka makemake,
Naha ke keiki au o Kalena,
Puai ka ena ka pua o ke aalii,
He alii ko aloha he hoa no’u i ka po—e po—la,
Po ke kula o Kamahoke i ka noe,
Honi aku ka uhane i ke ala o ka pua laniuma,
I kui a lei no kuu hoa e,
Hoomaha ka wela i ka wai o Pulepule,
Huli nana o ke anu o Mauna Gula,
O ka nani hoi o Kienemela,
Auau i ka wai e Hualamea,
O ka ua koiawe i na pali,
E huli e hoi eia wau,
O ka hoa kuili o ke aumoe,
Naha kaawale ua hele oe,
Ko-o ka ka pili me ke aloha,
Ua hala, ua hele, ua nalo loa,
Pau ka ike ana la e ka hoaluhi,
Uhia paaia e ka ua noe,
E ka ua noe anu o Hiilei,
Ua kuhi ka manao o ka hoa oe,
Aole e hiki, ua kino lau,
Ua kuniia e ke sila, ua paa loa,
He paa hemo ole i ka weheia,
O ka leo o ka manu ka’u e lohe nei,
I ke kani hoene lua mai i ke ahiahi,
O ke ahi keia, ua wela wau,
Ua wela i ke aloha,
Paila ka manao e noho nei,
I ka eha konikoni a kuu kino,
Ua hala, ua hele, ua nalo ia.

Mrs. Mary W. P. Kenao.
Irish Creek, Kaliponia, Iune 14, 1862.

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1862, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 35, Aoao 1. Iulai 26, 1862.

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