Acrostic Poem for King Lunalilo, 1873.

HE MELE HUA INOA

Nuhou nui ma Hawaii,
Ua pau na Kamehameha,
Hooholo na makaainana,
O Lunalilo ka Moi.
Ua paa ka noho alii,
Hiki ole ke hooni;
Ala like na kanaka,
Wahine me kamalii,
A hoomaikai, olioli pu,
Ia ka Lani Lunalilo,
I ko lakou Moi hou.

[ACROSTIC POEM

There is great news in Hawaii,
The Kamehamehas are over,
The citizens decided,
Lunalilo is the King.
The throne is secure,
It cannot be swayed;
Risen together are the men,
Women and children,
Praising and rejoicing together,
For the King Lunalilo,
Their new Monarch.]

[The first letter of each line spells out “Hawaiian News” which is the name of the newspaper it appears in as well.]

(Nuhou, 10/14/1873, p. 1)

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Nuhou, Volume 2, Number 23, Page 1. October 14, 1873.

On the birthday of the People’s King, 1873 / 2015.

HE MELE HUA INOA

Nuhou nui ma Hawaii,
Ua pau na Kamehameha,
Hooholo na makaainana
O Lunalilo ka Moi.
Ua paa ka noho alii,
Hiki ole ke hooni;
Ala like na kanaka,
Wahine me kamalii,
A hoomaikai, olioli pu,
Ia ka Lani Lunalilo,
I ko lakou Moi hou.

[On this, the 180th birthday of King Lunalilo, I am putting up this short and simple name song for him printed in the newspaper Nuhou following his election to the throne.

A NAME SONG

Great news in Hawaii,
The Kamehamehas are over,
The citizens have voted
Lunalilo is the King.
The throne is secure,
It cannot be stirred;
Rise, men,
Women, and children.
And congratulate and rejoice together,
For the Royal one, Lunalilo,
Their new King.]

(Nuhou, 10/14/1873, p. 1)

HE MELE HUA INOA

Nuhou, Volume II, Number 23, Page 1. October 14, 1873.