Beautiful `Ilima - Princess Emma Alexandria Kano`a DeFries

Onaona wale ia pua
I ka miki`ala mau `ia
Hele a nohenohea
I ka nou a ke kêhau

O beautiful`‘ilima
Choice of my heart
O sweet and charming flower
Soft and lovely to behold

This flower is softly fragrant
And quickly secured
When pelted by the dew

Source: Nâ Mele O Hawai`i Nei - This mele, also known as Lunalilo, was written for John Alexander Liholiho Kalaninoho`opono Lunalilo (the sovereign who sat before Lunalilo), the first-born son of the composer. The child's name was given by the composer and his godmother, Queen Emma.