A ka Luna i Puuonioni, 1906.

[Found under: “KA MOOLELO O Hiiaka-i-ka-poli-o-Pele.”]

And then she turned and looked down at the bottom of the pit, and her Hiiaka sisters were sitting there; at which point she chanted:

THE SECOND KAU OF THE STORY OF HIIAKA.

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Kalokuokamaile on the names, Kilauea and Halemaumau, 1923.

UNKNOWN ARE THE MEANINGS OF THE NAMES “KILAUEA” AND “HALEMA’UMA’U” AND WHO NAMED THEM.

O Mr Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha a nui:—Please be kind once more, and if there is a space, let me have it. Because I keep getting asked, that being the heading above. I show the answer and the explanation I got from some very old people. Continue reading

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, Continue reading

A mele for Queen Kapiolani by E. D. Wahine, 1876.

A MELE FOR KAPIOLANI.

O Lahui Hawaii; Aloha oe:—

Please be so kind as to insert in an open space of our Olive Leaf (Lahui Hawaii), these verses of song composed by E. D. Wahine, and sung by the students of the combined schools of Hilo [? Kula Hui o Hilo], for Queen Kapiolani.

1 No ka hiku o na lani,
Ka mana kiekie,
I hoonohoia hoi,
I makua no ka lahui. Continue reading

A name song for “eagle eye” William H. Sheldon, 1863.

He Inoa no Willie H. Kelekona.

Eo e ke kama Uilama,
A Hoolei no he makua,
Ano wale mai no ke aloha,
I ka pua o ka lama i ka uka,
Kaua no hoi ke noho,
I ka hau oki o ka mauna,
Mai mauna oe i kuu lei,
I kui ia e Hiku i ka nahele,
Noho mai Poliahu i ka ihi,
Kipu paa mai i ka noe,
Ke nihi ae la i na pali,
I ka uka o ke ahi Alaka,
Laka mai no oe i pulima,
Komo ai hoi o ka punuku.

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