Aia kēia mele i ka puke He Mele Aloha ma ka ʻaoʻao 225.
“One of the most beautiful and erotic Hawaiian love poems, written by Alfred Unauna Alohikea, who was a master kaona. A natural musician who could not read or write music, Alohikea was Kauaʻi’s composter laureate. A farmer, fisherman, and quite a lady’s man, he often sailed between Kauaʻi, Niʻihau and Oʻahu, to trade fish and taro. There was a ‘Lily’ on each of the islands. He wrote the lyrics on one trip and the melody on another. His ex-wife, present wife and girlfriend were all at his side on his deathbed.” (Huapala.org)
E kaomi e hoʻolohe i ke mele.