Thursday, July 31, 2008

Aloha Hamakua

Hilo Hanakahi words and music by Keola Naumu

Hilo Hanakahi
I ka ua Kanilehua

Puna paia `ala
I ka paia `ala i ka hala

Ka`û i ka makani
I ka makani puwehuwehu

Kona i ke kai
I ke kai mâ`oki`oki

Kawaihae i ke kai
I ke kai hâwanawana

Kohala i ka makani
I ka makani `Âpa`apa`a

Waimea i ka ua
I ka ua Kîpu`upu`u

Hâmâkua i ka pali
I ka pali l koa`e

Ha`ina ka puana
I ka ua kani lehua


Only a few memories from 19 years of visiting and loving Hawaii and ohana. "Hilo Hanakahi" Gary Haleamau with JJ and Darlene Ahuna Hilo of Hanakahi Where the rain is in the lehua forest Puna of the fragrant bowers Fragrant with the blossoms of the hala Ka`û a windy district Wind that scatters the dust Kona, land of calm seas Sea marked with sea lanes Kawaihae has a sea A sea that whispers Kohala has a wind A gusty wind Waimea has the rain A cold pelting rain Hâmâkua cliffs Cliffs where the bird soars
This is the end of my song
Of the rain in the lehua forest

9 comments:

  1. oh natalie, what a beautiful tribute.
    what wonderful memories you must have...

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, the place, the family, the song.
    What a wonderful way to start my day, thanks so much for sharing this.
    I love those islands more every time I visit, and you just gave me one more visit.

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  3. Oh, that is lovely...and you all look so beautiful! I've never been to Hawaii...hopefully someday! Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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  4. HAWAII!!!!!
    QUE COLORES!!! QUE LUGAR MÁS LINDO,ROMÁNTICO Y TRANQUILO!!!

    TU FAMILIA BELLÍSIMA NATALIE!!!
    MILES DE BESOS ♥ GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR TUS BELLOS MOMENTOS.

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  5. This was wonderful in so many ways -- knowing your motivation, seeing the children grow up right before our eyes, witnessing Maria's arrival on the scene, knowing why the last trip was taken. You've done another truly beautiful thing.

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  6. Natalie what a beautiful place Hawaii is! I don't think I would ever want to move away from such a paradise on earth. Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures.

    You look absolutely beautiful! And you have such a lovely family. I must say, what wonderful memories to look back on.

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  7. The magic of the islands has filtered through your post. I hope the sweet memories continue to keep you warm.

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  8. Such a lovely song! Hawaii is such a special place!

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  9. Gorgeous video, beautiful family and lovely song! Thanks for sharing.

    Love you, Natalie!

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