Blue Carnation - John K. Almeida

 
A blue carnation reminds me of you
Kuʻu ipo i kukuni paʻa ia ka ʻiʻini

Oh sweet and precious I'm thinking of you
O ka liʻa ʻoe a nei puʻuwai

Nou na hoʻomanaʻo a me na upu ana
A e pili mau ka lucky me ʻoe

Hui:
Kuʻu lei aloha lei nani makamae
Kou aloha kaʻu a e hiʻi poi mau nei
A blue carnation reminds me of you
My sweetheart close to me, my firm desire

Oh sweet and precious I'm thinking of you
You are the yearning here in my heart

My thoughts and recollections are only of you
Lucky me, you cling to me, constantly

Chorus:
My lei of love, my beautiful, precious lei
Your love is mine to cherish

 

Source: Na Mele Aloha, translated by Kanani Mana