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.

4 responses to “Urban limericks

  1. There once was a man from NantucketWhose…God, I can't finish it!Happy St. Patty's Day, bud!


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


  3. Bosguy our limericks requestedSo my time I gladly investedTo conjure a limerickSure to make him pickAs clearly the winner, unbested


  4. Here is a "clean" version of the limerick Man from NantucketThere once was a man from NantucketWho kept all his gold in a bucket.But his daughter, named Nan,Ran away with a manAnd as for the bucket, Nantucket.



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