August 17, 2023
*I worked on this post before the fire(s) in Maui, so the chance of this being a coincidence is nill. Everything happens for a reason…
Princess Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Kamakaʻeha,
a lady of the Hawaiian throne.
~ the last ruler of the Hawaiian monarchy
~ in 1891, she became the first female ruler of the Hawaiian monarchy
– and its last-ever sovereign monarch
~ born September 2, 1838
~ died of a stroke in 1917
“After ascending the throne in 1891, Queen Liliuokalani began working to draft a new constitution
and ensure Hawaiin sovereignty — only to be overthrown by U.S. business interests.”
~ her reign was short-lived due to a U. S. military-backed coup in 1893
~ after an unsuccessful attempt to restore Queen Liliʻuokalani to power, she was sentenced to five years in prison of hard labor, which later became imprisonment in a bedroom of Iolani Palace for eight months
~ A gifted songwriter, she wrote and composed over 160 songs, including “Aloha Oe (Farewell To Thee).”
~ Liliʻuokalani continued to fight for a free Hawaii until her death on November 11, 1917. (poets.org)
At the time that turned the heat of the earth,
At the time when the heavens turned and changed,
At the time when the light of the sun was subdued
To cause light to break forth,
At the time of the night of Makalii (winter)
Then began the slime which established the earth,
The source of deepest darkness.
Of the depth of darkness, of the depth of darkness,
Of the darkness of the sun, in the depth of night,
It is night,
So was night born
to read more, click here: Queen Liliuokalani, The Last Monarch Of Hawaii (all that’s interesting)
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