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HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A
by Leland Waldrip
Thursday, September 08, 2011
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The Trigger Fish is the state fish of Hawaii. The Butterfly Fish is another with an even longer name.




HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

Barely fits the front of my hat,

By the time I get to the PUA‘A,

I’ve forgotten where HUMU’s at.

     

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

I try to read some at a time,

But NUKU’s get in the freakin’ way,

‘N there’s too many HUMU’s to rhyme.  

 

I wear my hat wherever I ride,

It’s what I learned from my Pa,

So where I go, folks look crosseyed

At HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

 

Before I can say Aloha y’all

And show off the Hawaiian I got,

I get to NUKUPUA’A ‘n all,

And my native lingo’s shot.

 

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

Barely fits the front of my hat,

By the time I get to the PUA‘A,

Where the Hell’s the HUMU at?

 

But HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

Is a much better thing on my hat

Than LAUWILIWILINUKUNUKU OI OI --

A word even longer than that !

 

 

  

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A

The Triggerfish (The fish with a snout shaped like a pig)

LAUWILIWILINUKUNUKU OI OI

The Butterflyfish (The fish shaped like the wiliwili leaf)

 

 

 

 

 

© 2011 R. Leland Waldrip

     

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/28/2011
This is very clever, Leland. Thank you for the smiles. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/17/2011
And I thought that Thai names were long! A very delightful piece about the challenge of language and the humor that can be found.

On the personal side, you appear to be enjoying a very wonderful vacation fishing in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Aloha,

Ron
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/9/2011
Wonderful charmer!!!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/8/2011
Hahahaha...not to worry...me struggled toooo...lol...thought it was some meditation rhyme at when i saw the title...hummmmmm!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 9/8/2011
There must be some magic to the HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A... How did "it" know I dreamed of you last night and woke up thinking... "I need to write to Leland"? Hahaha!!! This was great fun to read, my dearest Leland... but it'll be a looooooong while before I can actually read HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A... aloud!!! LOL!!! A big ((((((((((PULIKI))))))))))) - It's Hawaiian for Hug... - with lots of love!!!
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