Easy Rider

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

I was free as she lay,
we both mounted;
the day and the way we lay
with baited loin
were very merry,
the way my mare lay,
playing at supper:
a breast roasted.
I lay with pie.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Friday 24 February 1659/60.

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    1. Oh, thanks! I had my doubts about getting anything out of such a short entry, but all those “lay”s made it clear what I had to do. :)


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