** He Kanikau No Rode Koleiki / A Lament For Rode Koleiki

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** He Kanikau No Rode Koleiki / A Lament For Rode Koleiki

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To Rode Koleiki; Greetings between us;

My dear wife from the uplifting wind of the land,

In the gentle breeze of Kona, the Unulau wind,

Beloved is my dear wife in the light, drizzling rain

From the scattered raindrops of Hilina,

Beloved is Pueo point, jutting out into the ocean,

Beloved are the great long billows of Ka‘ie‘iewaho,

The billows where we huddled together for warmth in the cold,

Above Queen Kamalalehua,

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, November 1, 1862
, Book: 1, Number: 49, Page: 4