According to Joe
Meteorology, Hawaii style
Last summer things were very dry
Not enough rain clouds in the sky
We then attempted to figure out
Some way to avoid a possible drought
We makaainana do the best we can
But rain cannot be summoned by mortal man
A well placed priest appealed somehow
To the goddess of rain, Hinakuluiau
Rain, rain, rain, rain she did make
A little more than we could take.
Why did we get rain? I'll tell you why.
It's the kahuna at the Board of Water Supply.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.