Pua `Ala Aumoe - By Jean Ileialoha Beniamina

 
He pua `ala `oe na`u
I honi i ke aumoe
O `oe kâ i pane mai
I ku`u nui aloha
 
 
He pua kû ho`okahi
Ho`ohihi na ka lehulehu
Lehu a lehu ka mana`o
O ku`u nui aloha
 
 
O ka hea wale ana mai
O ka hanu nehe i ka poli
`Olino ha`a mai ana
I ku`u nui aloha
 
 
O ka pua `ala aumoe
`Ala hu`i koni mâ'e`ele
E ane kô ka `i`ini
I ku`u nui aloha
 
 
Puana kêia mele
No ka pua `ala aumoe
O `oe ka i pane mai
I ku`u nui aloha
A fragrant flower you are to me
That I kissed at night
You are the answer
To my deeply imbedded love
 
 
A flower that stands alone
And admired by many
Revealing numerous meanings
Of this deeply imbedded love
 
 
Beckoning to me
A familiar sigh of the heart
Dazzled with numbness
Of this deeply imbedded love
 
 
The night blooming jasmine
With a fragrance that chills and tingles to numbness
Almost fulfilling a desire
Of this deeply imbedded love
 
 
Here ends this song
Of my fragrant night blooming jasmine
You are the answer
To this deeply imbedded love

 

Source: Kapuamakamae G. Recorded by Mâkaha Sons of Ni`ihau "Ho`olauna Album" - Pua `Ala Aumoe is the night blooming jasmine