The Echo of Our Song

Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Alfons L. Korn

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824806682

Category: Poetry

Page: 233

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Haina ia mai ana ka puana. This familiar refrain, sometimes translated Let the echo of our song be heard, appears among the closing lines in many nineteenth-century chants and poems. From earliest times, the chanting of poetry served the Hawaiians as a form of ritual celebration of the things they cherished--the beauty of their islands, the abundance of wild creatures that inhabited their sea and air, the majesty of their rulers, and the prowess of their gods. Commoners as well as highborn chiefs and poet-priests shared in the creation of the chants. These haku mele, or composers, the commoners especially, wove living threads from their own histoic circumstances and everyday experiences into the ongoing oral tradition, as handed down from expert to pupil, or from elder to descendant, generation after generation. This anthology embraces a wide variety of compositions: it ranges from song-poems of the Pele and Hiiaka cycle and the pre-Christian Shark Hula for Ka-lani-opuu to postmissionary chants and gospel hymns. These later selections date from the reign of Ka-mehameha III (1825-1854) to that of Queen Liliu-o-ka-lani (1891-1893) and comprise the major portion of the book. They include, along with heroic chants celebrating nineteenth-century Hawaiian monarchs, a number of works composed by commoners for commoners, such as Bill the Ice Skater, Mr. Thurston's Water-Drinking Brigade, and The Song of the Chanter Kaehu. Kaehu was a distinguished leper-poet who ended his days at the settlement-hospital on Molokai.

Paradise of the Pacific

Approaching Hawaii

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142994496X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2978

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay—all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants—legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place. In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of late-eighteenth-century Hawaii—its kings and queens, gods and goddesses, missionaries, migrants, and explorers—a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the equally ritualized world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values.

The Echo of Heartbeats

Author: Alan Gilbert


ISBN: 1447662148


Page: 104

View: 3437

A collection of poetry exploring the whole range of human emotions experienced throughout life. With love as its central theme it engages with a wide range of human activity. The collection has been select to appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes.

Best Ghost and Horror Stories

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614321X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1035

Superb selection of 14 spine-tingling stories by author of Dracula. "The Dualists" (probably Stoker's most horrifying story), "The Squaw," "The Burial of the Rats," 11 more. Introduction by Richard Dalby.

London Society

Author: James Hogg,Florence Marryat

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 4084


Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II

Author: Jim Elledge

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253343260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 3968

An overview of homosexual themed poetry in America, from early pre-colonial times to the end of World War II features works by Hart Crane, Christopher Isherwood, Walt Whitman, Mercedes De Acosta, Emily Dickinson, Djuna Barnes, Sara Teasdale, John Erskine, Marsden Hartley, and many others. Simultaneous.

Taylor Swift

This Is Our Song

Author: Tyler Conroy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143476

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 4501

A book about Taylor. Made with love. By fans. For fans. “Delightful...A rich and exhaustive production...Swifties have gotten their bible.” —The New Yorker Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can. Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans. Until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift’s first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews with Swift in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone; from album reviews by top critics such as Robert Christgau, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Ann Powers to essays by beloved novelists like Maggie Shipstead; from Tavi Gevinson’s classic ode to Swift in The Believer to Q&As with Chuck Klosterman and humorous analysis from McSweeney’s and The Hairpin; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor’s biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be-published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a “book within a book” of Swift’s most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Tao of Tay, this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor. Here, finally, is the must-have book for every Swiftie and every music lover. For, as Klosterman wrote in GQ, “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.” * This book is a tribute to Taylor Swift, but she was not involved in its creation. *

Books about Hawaii

fifty basic authors

Author: Arthur Grove Day

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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I Myself Have Seen it

The Myth of Hawaii

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: National Geographic Society


Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 2341

The acclaimed novelist and author of Sleeping Beauties returns to her native Hawaii to offer an evocative celebration of the myth, culture, landscape, and music of Kauai as it reveals the rich Polynesians traditions that have shaped the modern island state.

The Echo of Battle

Author: Brian McAllister Linn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033523

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8949

From Lexington and Gettysburg to Normandy and Iraq, wars have defined the United States. But after the guns fall silent, the army searches the lessons of past conflicts, developing the strategies, weapons, doctrines, and commanders that it hopes will guarantee future victory. Linn surveys the past assumptions--and errors--that underlie the army's many visions of warfare up to the present day.

White Treasure

Author: R. Punch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595365752

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 4211

I decided to keep Mike's secret to myself as I took a compass heading east to get back to the dock without having to surface. It was black all around me with the flashlight barely providing enough light to read my compass. I made it to the ledge that would bring me up the other side of the river. I ascended slowly with my hands above my head to avoid running head first into the bottom of a boat. I was directly in front of the Gold Hunter as I reached the surface. I started swimming around the side of the boat to climb up on shore when another crack of thunder vibrated the water. Only three seconds later the blinding flash of lightning lit up the area with white light that seemed unnatural. A dark silhouette of a small man was on the shore in front of me. A pair of black glowing eyes told my mind that it was Abraham. The light disappeared leaving a blurred darkness.

Echoes of the Great Song

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307797600

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3381

“A HUMDINGER . . . A MASTERLY TALE TOLD WITH CLARITY AND VERVE.” –The Times (London) The Avatars are immortal and live like kings–even though the empire is dying. Their immortality is guaranteed by magic crystals whose influence is now waning, overwhelmed by the sheer power of a great flood and a sudden ice age. But when two moons appear in the sky, and the ruthless armies of the Crystal Queen swarm across the land bringing devastation and terror, the Avatars unite with their subjects to protect their universe. As the cities face imminent destruction, three heroes emerge. Talaban, a warrior haunted by tragedy; Touchstone, the mystic tribesman seeking his lost love; and Anu, the Holy One, the Builder of Time. And when all seems lost, two others enter the fray: Sofarita, the peasant girl who will inspire a legend, and the madman, Viruk, who will become a god. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Folktales of Hawaiʻi

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930897437

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 6157

Based on Pukui's and Green's work, edited by Martha Beckwith, published in "Hawaiian stories and wise sayings" (1923), "Folk-tales from Hawaii" (1928), and "The legend of Kawelo and other Hawaiian folk tales" (1936). In English and Hawaiian, with explanatory notes.

In the House of Happiness

A Book of Prayers and Praise

Author: Neil Philip,Isabelle Brent

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618234813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2099

A collection of short prayers from major religions--Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam--along with tribal chants, folk rhymes, and poems of praise and devotion.