Poli’ahu – Pukalani Floral
Pukalani Floral

Poli’ahu

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Poli’ahu, is the Hawaiian goddess of snow.  Her name translated means “cloaked blossom”. She resides on Mauna Kea and it is Poli’ahu who blankets the summit with her beautiful white kapa of snow and ice.  
A mele (song) composed by Kumu Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett pays tribute to our beautiful snow goddess.  This mele is a hula favorite and speaks about a sad Poli’ahu who yearns for her lover.  

In tribute to our snow goddess, the Poli’ahu arrangement contains white roses with other fillers.

Order with or without protea.  Accent flower will vary

Poliahu - by Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
 
Wai maka o Poliahu
I ka ʻeha a ke aloha
Kaumaha i ka haʻalele
O ʻAiwohi kupua

Anuanu ka ʻiu kēhau
O Mauna Kea
Aʻohe ana ipo aloha
E hoʻo pumehana

Kau mai ka haliʻa aloha
O ka wa mamua
Puolu ka wai o Nohi
Kuʻu mehameha

He lei ko aloha
No kuʻu kino
Pili poli hemoʻole
No na kau akau

Hui:
E hoʻi mai (e hoʻi mai)
E kuʻu ipo
E hoʻi mai (e hoʻi mai)
E pili kāua
E hoʻi mai (e hoʻi mai ʻoe)
E hoʻi mai ʻoe ē, ē
E hoʻi mai ʻoe

Tears of the snow goddess
And the pains of love
Sadden by separation
Of Aiwohi, the demi-god 

Cold the sacred dew
Of Mauna Kea
And no one to love
And to warm 

To enact memories of love
Of times gone by
Refresh the water of Nohi
And my loneliness 

Your wreath of love
For my body
And bosom closed tied
Put in place forever 

Chorus:

Come back to me
My sweetheart
Come back to me
As we embrace
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me