Lei Mokihana - by John K. Almeida

 

Iā ʻoe e kuʻu pua lei mokihana
Hʻ`i mai e welina like i ka ʻolu

Eia ko lei nani ua lawa
Pua onaona i ke kakahiaka

A he lei naʻu a i lei haʻaheo
Ka hele na o ka ʻāina malihini

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Na pua nani kau i ka wekiu


Mokihana

To you, my mokihana lei, I say
Come and enjoy this peace with me

Here is your beautiful lei completed
Of fragrant blooms gathered in the morn

A lei for me to wear with pride
As I travel to a strange land

This is the end of my song
Of beautiful, precious flowers

Source: Na Mele Aloha Translated by Mary Pukui, Recorded by Teresa Bright "Painted Tradition" CD