The Echo of Our Song: Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians

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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 ...

Echo of Our Song: Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians 1979, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824806682

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The Echo of Our Song: Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians 1974, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824802486

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