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: 1921

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.

Song of the Exile

Author: Kiana Davenport

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345515445

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1815

In this epic, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, sweeping past springs to life, Kiana Davenport, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, passionate tale of love and survival, tragedy and triumph, survival and transcendence. In spellbinding, sensual prose, Song of the Exile follows the fortunes of the Meahuna family—and the odyssey of one resilient man searching for his soul mate after she is torn from his side by the forces of war. From the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood, this mesmerizing story presents a cast of richly imagined characters who rise up magnificent and forceful, redeemed by the spiritual power and the awesome beauty of their islands.

London Society

Author: James Hogg,Florence Marryat

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 3695

The Echo of Heartbeats

Author: Alan Gilbert


ISBN: 1447662148


Page: 104

View: 3844

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.

The Complete Works of Bram Stoker

Horror Novels & Dark Fantasy Collections - Including Dracula, The Mystery of the Sea, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Snake's Pass, The Lady of the Shroud, The Lair of the White Worm…

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026862112

Category: Fiction

Page: 3230

View: 1480

This meticulously edited collection contains complete works by writer Bram Stoker, the pioneer in vampire fiction and the author of the novel Dracula. The edition includes all other supernatural horrors and gothic novels, as well as occult and supernatural short stories. Contents: Novels: Dracula The Snake's Pass The Watter's Mou' The Mystery of the Sea The Jewel of Seven Stars The Man (The Gates of Life) The Lady of the Shroud The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil) The Primrose Path The Shoulder of Shasta Lady Athlyne Miss Betty Short Stories: Under the Sunset The Rose Prince The Invisible Giant The Shadow Builder How 7 Went Mad Lies and Lilies The Castle of the King The Wondrous Child Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party The Occasion A Lesson in Pets Coggins's Property The Slim Syrens A New Departure in Art Mick the Devil In Fear of Death At Last Chin Music A Deputy Waiter Work'us A Corner in Dwarfs A Criminal Star A Star Trap A Moon-Light Effect Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Squaw The Secret of the Growing Gold A Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands Other Stories The Red Stockade The Dualists The Crystal Cup Buried Treasures The Chain of Destiny Our New House The Man from Shorrox' A Yellow Duster The 'Eroes of the Thames The Way of Peace Greater Love Lord Castleton Explains The Seer Midnight Tales Famous Imposters Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish author, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. Stoker spent several years researching European folklore and mythological stories of vampires. His Dracula became a part of popular culture and it established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy.


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: 7915

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.

Pocket Place Names of Hawai'i

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert,Esther T. Mookini

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824811877

Category: Travel

Page: 79

View: 8058

This abridged and updated version of Place Names of Hawaii is an indispensible guide for both visitor and resident. The names provide insight into the culture and history of Hawaii.

Books about Hawaii

fifty basic authors

Author: Arthur Grove Day

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 2431

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: 5125

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.

I Myself Have Seen it

The Myth of Hawaii

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: National Geographic Society


Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 2188

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.

White Treasure

Author: R. Punch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595365752

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 9746

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.

Lyra Urbanica

Or, The Social Effusions of the Celebrated Captain Charles Morris ...

Author: Charles Morris

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9498

Der Klang deines Lächelns


Author: Dani Atkins

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426439697

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 659

Großes Gefühl, schwerwiegende Lebens-Entscheidungen, dramatisches Bestseller-Kino - der neue Liebes-Roman der Bestseller-Autorin Dani Atkins greift direkt nach unseren Herzen! „Fragen Sie sich manchmal, was aus Ihrer ersten großen Liebe geworden ist? Dann wird diese Geschichte Sie packen. Ich habe sie in einem Rutsch gelesen – sie ist herzzerreißend brillant." The Sun Ally und Charlotte haben sich seit 7 Jahren nicht gesehen. Ausgerechnet auf der Intensiv-Station eines Krankenhauses treffen die beiden wieder aufeinander. Ally bangt um das Leben ihres Mannes Joe, der einen Jungen aus einem zugefrorenen See vor dem sicheren Tod rettete, und nun im Koma liegt. Charlotte hingegen betet für ihren Verlobten David, dessen Herz nach einer Virusinfektion schwer geschädigt ist. Während beide Frauen auf ein Wunder hoffen, prasseln Erinnerungen auf sie ein – an ihre gemeinsame Studentenzeit, an Partys, an endlose Sommernächte. Aber auch an Verrat, an Untreue und daran, dass sie beide David geliebt haben. In der dunkelsten Stunde der Nacht müssen Ally und Charlotte eine folgenschwere Entscheidung treffen. Werden Sie mit der Vergangenheit Frieden schließen können? Von dieser Frage hängt am Ende alles ab - sogar das Leben von Joe und David. "Fans von 'Ein ganzes halbes Jahr' werden diesen Roman lieben." Patricia Scanlan, Autorin