Saint Patrick’s Day Haiku



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!”

  6 comments for “Saint Patrick’s Day Haiku

  1. March 17, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Hey, for St Paddy’s Day you need a limerick!

    There once was a man from Kilkee
    Whose spirit was lacking in glee
    But on St. Patrick’s Day
    Good cheer had its way
    And now he is out on a spree


    • March 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Exactly! That’s a good one! Last night, I couldn’t think of what Irish poetry even was and didn’t have enough sense to “Google” it. Bad Brain!!!!!


  2. Peggy
    March 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Gosh, that brought back memories. About a hundred years ago my step-grandma and I were rummaging around the Salvation Army store and we found this ancient song book. For some unknown reason I have always remembered the words to one song.
    “Laddie dear and did you hear the news that’s goin’ round. The Shamrock tis forbid by law to grow on Irish ground.”
    Now if I only could remember something important! :)
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


    • March 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      That’s the song! Supposedly, it was used to spread the news about the rebellion across Ireland. What a great memory! At least you remember that, I’m the dope writing Japanese Haiku’s for Saint Patrick’s Day, because I couldn’t remember that Irish poetry should be a limerick! Happy St. Paddy’s day to you guys too!


  3. March 18, 2013 at 6:44 am

    For St Pat’s day we danced
    You could say we pranced
    We played the right tunes
    And blew up balloons
    With whiskey we were all in a trance…!

    Haha…. Hope St Pat’s day was sweet…! :)


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