Lei Lehua O Panaʻewa

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Lei Lehua O Panaʻewa  (1916) 
by Charles E. King

ʻO ʻoe no ia e kuʻu lei lehua
Ke ʻala onaona o Panaʻewa

Ua kohu no ʻoe me ka nani mae ʻole
I lei hoʻohie no Hilo Bay

ʻO ʻoe no ia e maile lauliʻi
Ke ʻala onaona o Hanakāhi

Hoʻokahi no liʻa e hoʻi e ʻike
E pili me iala me mahina laʻilaʻi

Ua liʻa no au e ʻike ia ʻoe
I ka wai lehua a ka manu

I ka ua kilihune noenoe i ka lehua
E wehi aʻe la i kuʻu home

Hoʻi mai ke aloha me kuʻu lei lehua
E lei i ke one o Punahoa

He hoa no ʻoe i ka wai kilihune
I ka wai huʻihuʻi o Hilo Bay

Me ʻoe ke aloha e ka nani mae ʻole
Ke ʻala onaona o Hanakāhi

ʻAkahi ke aloha ua hiki mai
E pili ka lehua o kuʻu home

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Kuʻu lei lehua o Panaʻewa


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The author died in 1950, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.