Sanctum

By InkedCanvas

Loving backs break to nourish our nation.
Hāloa flourishes in a bed of soft earth
rhythmic trickle of wai weaves through the lo‘i
washing gently over the sinking feet of our people
we become rooted beside our brother.
Sun baked skin wrinkles on our mud-crusted hands.
Aloha ‘āina. Mālama Hāloa. Kanu Hawai‘i.
feeding our Hāloa, feeding our nation.


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*sorry about the usage of a foreign language... I’m guessing it might be a moot point posting it since it loses a lot of its depth when translated but that is how i heard it in my head... so thats how i wanted to RECord it. Guessing maybe i should provide some vocab?
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Hāloa - according to Hawaiian beliefs, he is the first born human (i guess similar to "Adam"), seen as the older brother to every Hawaiian... from his grave sprung the first kalo (taro) plant, a staple resource for the Hawaiian people.

wai – water

lo‘i - kalo (taro) patch / farm of sors

Aloha ‘āina - Love the land (an understanding that it is our duty to love our Earth Mother)

Mālama Hāloa - Care/tend to Hāloa (in this sense Hāloa is a metaphore for every kalo plant).

Kanu Hawai‘i - plant/harvest Hawai'i (tend to her to insure her healthy harvest for the future generations)
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Sanctum

Created: Mar 08, 2010

Tags: hawaii, hawai'i, hawaiian, taro

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