He Moolelo No Hiiakaikapoliopele - Helu 6 / A Story Of Hiiakaikapoliopele - Number 6

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He Moolelo No Hiiakaikapoliopele - Helu 6 / A Story Of Hiiakaikapoliopele - Number 6

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They then traveled past Waiʻopihi, and past the places beyond, and onward from there, until reaching the place of the one who is publishing this, that place being Kaulu, and from there to Kunanalepa, ah! then these two saw that Hauwahine was bathing in the waters of Kawainui. Hauwahine saw them and kicked up a splash of the waters of Kawainui and the birds of Kawainui flew up, covering the sun. Wahineʻōmaʻo said to Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, "Oh! the sun has suddenly darkened. The day had just begun, and yet darkness has already fallen." Hiʻiakaikapoliopele said to Wahineʻōmaʻo, "It is not night, it is birds. Hauwahine saw us, kicked her feet in the water, so the birds flew up and covered the sun." Then Hiʻiakaikapoliopele chanted this song:

At Kailua with the Malanai wind,

The leaves of the ukiuki plant rest,

Startled by the voice of the bird—e,

A bird, a bird is Hauwahine,

Hauwahine the moʻo—e,

When the above song was complete, the birds all disappeared and brightness shone forth.

 

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Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, February 6, 1862
, Book: 1, Number: 20, Page: 4