Ahoha Friday: Puna Ku'u Aloha

While the volcanic lava flow's advance on Puna gets much of the attention, it's good to remember the good things about the district: beautiful farms and forests between the magnificent mountains and the sea.

Puna Ku`u Aloha (Puna, My Love) - by Katherine Maunakea 


`Elua mâua e Puna e
Ua `ike ia kou nani êhê
Ka `âina no ia no ku`u aloha
No ku`u aloha

Ua hui mâua me na `ohana e
Ua piha hau`oli êhê
Me ke aloha poina `ole
Ke aloha poina `ole

He nani o Mauna Kea e
Ame ka pua lehua êhê
Hanohano o Hawai`i
Hanohano Hawai`i

Puana ka inoa e Puna e
Ua `ike `ia kou nani êhê
Ka `âina no ia no ku`u aloha
No ku`u aloha

Ha`ina ia mai he `âina e
Ua nani kaulana
Me ke aloha poina `ole
Ke aloha poina `ole
Two of us at Puna
Saw your beauty
It is the land of my love
My love
  
We joined the family
It was filled with happiness
And unforgettable love
Unforgettable love
  
Beautiful is Mauna Kea
And the lehua flower
Glory of Hawai`i
Glory of Hawai`i
 
The theme, the name, Puna
Seen is your beauty
It is the land of my love
My love

Tell the theme of the land
Famous beauty
And unforgettable love
Unforgettable love
Source: N. Hines Collection - Composed for the Puna district in Hawai`i Translator unknown

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