Mahina O Hoku - Lillian Awa

 

Auhea wale ʻoe
Mahina o hoku
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe
A i kou nani

Ua laʻi nā kai
Mehameha nā pali
O ʻoe aʻo wau
E hoʻoipoipo nei

E moani ke ʻala
O ka pua hīnano
E ʻapo mai ʻoe
Me kuʻu aloha

Haʻina kou inoa
Mahina o hoku
He noho nani mai la
Mauna lani kiʻekiʻe

 

Where are you
Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

The seas are calm
The cliffs are lonely
But you and I
Are making love

How fragrant
Is the hinano blossom
That captivates you
My love

Tell of your name
Full moon of the night
There beauty sits high
Above the heavenly mountains


Source: Translated by Ainsley Halemanu