Pua Mōhala (Flower in Bloom) - Words & music by David Nape

Onaona i ka ihu ke honi
Ka pua ʻopu u i mōhala
ʻŌmau ʻia iho i ka poli
Hoʻopumehana hoʻi ia loko

Liʻa wale aku ka manaʻo
ʻO ka neʻe mai i ke alo
I mea naʻu aʻe hoʻomaʻu ai
Ka welina ana me ia pua

Hoʻonanea hoʻi ka nohona
Me ka ipo i ke ano ahiahi
Ka moani aʻe o ke ʻala
Hoʻoheno i ka puʻuwai

A fragrance delightful to the nose
Is that of a bud, opening into a flower
A flower to be pinned on the bosom
Causing a glow within

A longing comes to the mind
To go close to the presence of the loved one
There ever to be
To share with the blossom

There to while the time with her
With the loved one in the evening hour
Where her fragrance is wafted by the breeze
And ever appealing to the heart

Source: King`s Songs of Hawaiʻi - Translation by Mary Pukui © 1942 Charles E. King