Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January
1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet,
renowned today mainly for his literary nonsense, in poetry and
prose, and especially his limericks . . . read and enjoy (then
go write some poems of your own - remember to send the to us and
we will publish them on this website)
Papa once went to Greece,
And there I understand
He saw no end of lovely spots
About that lovely land.
He talks about these spots of Greece
To both Mama and me
Yet spots of Greece upon my dress
They can't abear to see!
I cannot make it out at all—
If ever on my Frock
They see the smallest Spot of Greece
It gives them quite a shock!
Henceforth, therefore—to please them both
These spots of Greece no more
Shall be upon my frock at all—
Nor on my Pinafore.