sea-nymph of Hawaii's Island of Kaua'i,
Noekaia, dreams away the day, splashing in
the waves and catching the tiny stars of Kalani's (the heavens') dust
between her dancing fingers, as
seeds of dreams yet to come. She is one of the many neighboring
“sea-stars” (sea- sisters) to legendary mermaid Lehua, who resides deep
in the waters of Poliolehua,
at the Waimea river mouth
of the same island. The gentle rains of eternal spring immerse her in
life-giving, crystalline waters, as they reflect her spirit of
quiet play. She delights in the graceful movements of the ancient
dance, the hula, dreaming awake the consciousness of oli, joyful song, through
her hands and heart:
Hanalei i ka nini a ka ua
ke po’o-wai a ka liko
ka opi-wai a Wai-aloha
ke kahi koe a hiki i Wai-oli.
(Hanalei is a temple for the dance in
The stream-head is turned from its
bed of fresh
Broken the dam that pent the water of
Naught now to hinder its rush to the
[Oli: from The
Sacred Songs of the Hula ,
of this oli
bless your life
artwork Museum Grade Giclee is available in both Limited
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a certificate of authenticity, hand signed, and an insightful
explanation of the Polynesian legend.
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legend, and are matted in an elegant double matte,
cream white with
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