Boston, Limerick, and Beyond

The Boston Globe is calling for urban limericks. Here’s the one I posted.

Harvard started in Cambridge, not Boston
Then purchased huge portions of Allston
Allstonians were told
There’d be buildings and gold
But the Crimson, it seems, double-crossed ’em.

And now, since you didn’t ask for more…

Here is some poetic advice:
A limerick is very nice
With rhyme it’s alive
But of lines it has five
So a haiku is much more concise.

So, move west to east
that is, from Ireland to Japan
try hand at haiku.