Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urban limericks

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and The Boston Globe has listed popular limericks submitted by readers from last year. Limericks are typically witty poems (sometimes naughty) that follow the A-A-B-B-A rhyme pattern.

I'm sure most Americans (certainly anyone from New England) are familiar with the notorious limerick, Man from Nantucket, but I opted to share one of my favorite limerick's submitted to the Globe last year by Christopher Russo of Boston.

From A Red Sox Fan (an optimist)
A summer we'll spend at old Fenway,
Watching our team win both night and day.
What pitching! What defense!
It's only commonsense--
Print the World Series tickets today!

If you feel inspired, include a favorite limerick in the comments section.


BosGuy said...

Here is a "clean" version of the limerick Man from Nantucket

There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his gold in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

Breenlantern said...

Bosguy our limericks requested
So my time I gladly invested
To conjure a limerick
Sure to make him pick
As clearly the winner, unbested

Anonymous said...

He said with a loud sigh,
Its time to say goodbye.
FU said me -
You're nobody -
So why do I want to cry?

WranglerMan said...

There once was a man from Nantucket

God, I can't finish it!

Happy St. Patty's Day, bud!