From Mary Dillingham Frear
Needs must there be in every tongue,
Or roughly spoke, or sweetly sung,
A word of common greeting
That beareth oft repeating.
Tis a loving cup
With what that wilt; thou fill’st it up
A common dole to many lips
Or chalice rare; one drips or sips,
With love at thirst or sated,
Sometimes with breath abated.
CITE: The Book of Aloha: A collection of Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Wisdom by Mutual Publishing, Inc.