Davida Malo remembered, 1907.

A DIRGE FOR KAAHUMANU.

In the Document by the Governor [George Robert Carter] to the current Legislature, he spoke of in the Document about David Malo, the single Hawaiian who had a excellent talent for writing. Britain is famed to this day for the high talent of Shakespeare; America is made famous because of the talent of Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain], and Hawaii was proud indeed in the year 1834, because of the great talent of D. Malo. After your writer searched for things written by D. Malo, this kanikau was found, composed by him for the queen, Kaahumanu, in 1834; and for the benefit of the new generations, we are reprinting that mele.

Mihalanaau i kuakahiki ka newa’na,
Ke kaha’na ka leina aku nei liuliu,
Liia paia aku nei kuanalia,
I analipo i ana lio,
Lilo aku la i ka paika’uakane,
I ke ala muku maawe ula Kanaloa,
Keehi kulani aku la ka hele ana,
E Malolokihakakuleiohua,
Ke’lii kuluhiolani aui newa aku nei,
I lele aku na i ke kohi o ka pawa,
I ke anohia kohikohi an’o ka po, ka lilo ane,’ ia;
iala, o———i———e,
Oia hoi, he uwe, he alohaia oe, a—
A aloha liua lio paiauma ka manawa,
Pakoni hui ke aloha loku i ke ake,
Wehe wahi kapilipaa o ka ho’upo,
Naha ka paa, ka peakua o ke kanaka,
Helelei, hiolo ka pua o ka waimaka,
Lele leio, lio loko i ka mihi,
Mihi o ke aloha kuu haku maoli,
A kaawale okoa ia aloha ana,
Aloha aku o ke aloha hoahanau,
Aole he hoahanau ponoi no’u,
He hanauna ku okoa iloi’ka Haku,
I hanauia e ka Uhane Hemolele,
E ka makua hookahi o makou,
I pilikana ilaila e wena aku ai,
Ilina inoa kaikuwahine no’u,
Auwe no hoi kuu kaikuwahine,
Kuu hoa hooikaika’ka luhi leo e, ia,
iala, o———i———e.
Oia no oe ke aloha, ka u aloko a,
A, aloha oe ka hakukau o ka manao,
Ke kookoo’ka leo e ili aku ai,
E imi pu ai o ka waiwai ka pono e,
e ia,
iala, o———i———e.
O ka wahine alo ua wahila o Kona,
Nihi makani alo ua, Kukalahale,
Noho anea kula wela o Pahua,
Wahine holo ua hoao nuanu e, ia.
Aha, aia’ku i ka lani,
Ka Uhane a ke kino wailua,
Kina akalau pahaohao,
Oiwi haona hiona e,
Hailiaka, kino ano lau,
Ua luakaha ka noho ana,
Ke haleluia la ilaila,
Iloko o ka Paredaiso nani,
I ke ao mau loa o ka Haku, e, ia,
Oo ko kakou mau Haku no ia,
O ka Haku mau no ia, oia no,
O ka manao ia loko e ake nei,
E ake aku nei,———e.

(Kuokoa, 4/26/1907, p. 5)

HE KANIKAU NO KAAHUMANU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 17, Aoao 5. Aperila 26, 1907.