Spots of Greece

Edward Lear

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 grease 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 grease
It gives them quite a shock!
Henceforth, therefore—to please them both
These spots of grease no more
Shall be upon my frock at all—
Nor on my pinafore.


!Note – Greece is a homophone of grease, which makes a bit more sense if you read the poem out loud.  So have a listen here:-


You can learn more about Homophones here.