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Synopsis: This expression of love and rememberance for Herb Kawainui Kāne, who recently passed on, was submitted by our good friend Hiapo Perreira of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

 

‘Auhea wale ana ‘oukou, e nā Luna Ho’oponopono kia’i ‘ōlelo ola o ka Hōkū Buletina nei, ka hōkū ho’olaha o ka Pākīpika ‘Ākau e wewelo a’e nei, a wewelo a’e nei, ke aloha nui a māhuahua wale.

E ‘ae ‘olu’olu ‘ia mai kauwahi ōpū ka’awale o ko kino e ‘a’a aku ai i ke aloha i ka mea hele loa, iā Herb Kawainui Kāne, i lele iho nei kona aho hope o kēia noho kino kanaka ‘ana, a ne’e akula e kau i ka nalu po’i’ula a Kāne me Kanaloa. He’e ana nō ē, he’e ana nō lā, pae aku ana i ka hea a kūpuna: he wai makamaka e pau ai ka ‘e’a kai, he pa’ūpa’ū makamaka e hume ai, he ‘ai makamaka e kāmau ai, he i’a makamaka e mūkā ai, he kapa makamaka e pumehana ai, he uluna makamaka e kau keha ai, moe, moe loa i ka ‘olu mālie o ka hā loa, ka hā iki o ka pō uli, ka pō hiwa, ka pō ana ‘ole.

Aloha kā ho’i ka wa’a
waiho wale,
‘O Kawainui, ua nalo!
‘O ke kia o ia wa’a, ua
hakanū,
‘O ka pe’a o ia wa’a, ua
loha,
‘O ke ama me ona ‘iako
wa’a, ua ‘oni ‘ole,
‘O ka manu mua, ka manu
hope o ia wa’a, manu
manu ho’i ka pilihua,
‘O ke ka’ele o ia wa’a, ua
luhi hewa ho’i, ua moku
mokuāhua!
E Po–la, ‘a’ole ‘oe e ‘e’e
hou ‘ia e Kawainui,
E Kau–la, ‘a’ole ‘oe e huki
hou ‘ia e Kawainui,
E Hoeu–li, ‘a’ole ‘oe e uli
hou ‘ia e Kawainui!
‘Auhea kā ho’i ‘o Ka-
wainui, ka mea nāna i
ho’ohua a puka i ke ao,
Ao wale maila i ia wa’a
waiho wale,
Wa’awa’a na’e i ka pili ka-
naka ‘ole!
Ke ho’olewa aku nei i ke
aloha, he kipona,
Ke ho’olewa aku nei i ke
aloha, he kū’i’o,
Ke ho’olewa aku nei i ke
aloha, he lipolipo.
Ua pau ē ka luluhi,
Ua pau ē ka ‘eha’eha,
Ua pau ē ka ‘ōnāwali, ua
maha, ua moe.
Me ke aloha ho’omau iā ‘oe, e Kawainui, a mau a mau, na ke Kōmike

Eia mākou nā luna ho’oponopono o nei kolamu ‘o Kauakūkalahale ke hā’awi pū aku nei i ko mākou aloha pumehana i ka ‘ohana a me nā hoapili o Herb Kawainui Kāne i kēia wā lu’ulu’u o ke kaumaha. Ma waena mai o kāna mau hana he nui, ua kaulana nō ‘o ia i ke kaha ‘ana i nā ki’i e hō’oke ana i ka po’e kahiko e lawelawe ana i kahi hana ma’amau, ‘o ka holo moana, a he nui nō ko mākou mahalo i kona ho’oikaika ‘ana ma ia hana. He hana ia nāna e hō’eu’eu i ka no’ono’o a ‘ike ai ho’i kākou i ke ‘ano o ka nohona a ko kākou mau kūpuna o ia wā i hala loa akula. He mau ki’i nō ia i kuni ‘ia maila ma luna o ko kākou mau na’au a e lilo mau ai ka no’ono’o i ka nohona o nā kūpuna. Mahalo nui iā ‘oe e Kawainui i ka hō’ike ‘ana mai i ka mea a kou na’au i ‘ike ai. LH

E ho’ouna ‘ia mai nā leka iā māua, ‘o ia ho’i ‘o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:
» kwong@hawaii.edu
» rsolis@hawaii.edu
a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:
» 956-2627 (Laiana)
» 956-2624 (Kekeha)
This column is coordinated by the Hawaiian Language Department at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, supported by the Initiative for Achieving Native Hawaiian Academic Excellence.

 

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