Friday, August 31, 2007

E lono

E lono i kou po_maika'i. Eia!

Listen to your blessedness. It is here!

Thursday, August 30, 2007


'Akahi ho'i au a 'ike i ka nani

For the first time I see the beauty

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

He nani

He nani no_ ka 'ikena
ke kai e nehe nei

Beautiful is the scene
of the ocean nuzzling the shore

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Pouli ka mahina

Eclipse of the moon

Monday, August 27, 2007

'Ai na_na_

Ka 'ai na_na_ i luna

The food that requires looking up to

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Pui_a ka nahele

Puia ka nahele
ma_pu mai ke 'ala
He nahele, he nahele

So sweet is the forest
with air filled with fragrance
lush and verdant place

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ka wa'a

Hele 'e ka wa'a

The speed of a canoe

Friday, August 24, 2007

He hi'i alo

He hi'i alo ua milimili 'ia i ke alo,
ua ha'awe 'ia ma ke kua,
ue lei 'ia ma ka 'a_'i_

A beloved one, fondled in the arms,
carried on the back, whose arms
have gone about the neck as a lei

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ho_ mai ka ihu

Ho_ mai ka ihu, a hele a'e au

Give hither the nose ere I go

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I hole

I hole 'ia na ka i'e ke kau o ka la_

The time to cut designs in a tapa beater is when the sun is high