Land Ho

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

Having sailed all night,
we come in sight
of a fresh gale
and a good deal.

Great was the shout of guns,
the rattling of guns.
Smoke came,
the captains came.

I wrote to my wife,
drank wine to my wife.
It was in the morning.
We parted this evening.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Monday 9 April 1660.

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