Like the blazeing desert sun,
So doth love consume the heart
And its flames we ne'er can shun,
If once struck by Cupid's dart.
Love that gladens,
Love that saddens,
Love that calls us, that enthrals us,
When with love our hearts are burning,
Nought can quench the flames but love.
When love's fires are cold and dead,
Spent with years that time has spanned
or untended hearts unfed,
Love's fires die their flames unfanned.
A elua nomaua Aikeiahana
Laiai kekaunu ana
Hooni pomekuu lani.
Ahi wela mainei loko
I ka hana akealoha kelalawenei
kuuki no koni koni lua ika puuwai.
Aeko, W.A. and Denvir, Arthur, "Burning Love" (1912). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 169.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.