ʻŌlelo Noʻeau

Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka.

Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow.

A rule in hula.

Hōʽaleʽale Mānā I ka kaha o Kaunalewa.

Mānā ripples over the land of Kaunalewa.

Said of the movements of a dance.  A play on ʽaleʽale (to ripple like water), referring to the getures of the hands, and lewa (to sway), referring to the movement of the hips.

Niniu Molokaʽi, pahi Lānaʽi.

Molokaʽi revolves, Lānaʽi sways.

A description of the revolving of the hips and the swaying movements in hula.

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