Yes, I admit this is a clash of cultures, as Haiku’s are not usually associated with Irish tradition. But, I am too lazy to write anything more than 17 syllables!
Interesting Irish Item: The Wearing of the Green is a ballad, dating back to the late 1700′s. It tells the story of the those who were persecuted during the United Irishman Rebellion, of 1798; when the Irish rose up in an attempt to overthrow British rule. Lyrics proclaim that, “Shamrocks are forbidden to grow, in the fields of Ireland” and “That they are hanging men and women for the wearing of the green!”