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Ka Ulu Niu O Waipouli

by S. Kamakaokalani Herrod

 

Eia ē i Waipouli

Kaulana nō ka ulu niu

E kilohi au i ka nani

I ka holu nape o ka niu

 

ʻO ka niu kū kilakila

I ke onaona mau lā

Eia au ma ka hikina

A he pua nani no Kapaʻa

 

Haʻaheo kou inoa a i lohe ʻia

I ka ulu niu o Waipouli

Haʻaheo kou inoa a i lohe ʻia

I ka ulu niu o Waipouli

カ・ウル・ニウ・オ・ワイポウリ

対訳:神保 滋

 

 

 

 

<解説>

以下はワイプナのアルバム「Manaʻo Pili」に載っている解説からの転載。

 

Ua haku ʻia e: S. Kamakaokalani Herrod

Manawa: Iulai 1997

Wahi: Waipouli, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi

Manaʻo: This song takes place on the east side of Kauai in a little area called Waipouli.The words came to mind while working as a Night Auditor during the early mid night reporting hour. When my shift finished in the morning, the sun would rise peeking through this famous site known for its many coconut trees standing tall with their own character. Each morning it would be a different experience as the colors of the sun's rays bounced off the pillars of what seemed like endless rows of trees. What a breathtaking site for all to see. Eō Waipouli.

Mālama pono a me ke Akua pū...Maka

 

 

 

 

 

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