Old Harry

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

Red herrings to breakfast:
boot-heel hole as big as a horse
through the forest, one path
as if through a red regiment.
Old Harry went out to buy a hat
and met the Greyhound,
where I found him vexed
about breaking the Lord’s lock.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 28 February 1659/60.

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