HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku. Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei or your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to described the writing action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian. In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem was much more difficult and required a certain degree of language mastery, far above average. And the haku mele or song writer, weaves together their words with hidden meaning. The Hawaiian Word of the day is Haku.