Starving artist

All the day long looking upon my workmen who this day began to paint my parlour. Only at noon my Lady Batten and my wife came home, and so I stepped to my Lady’s, where were Sir John Lawson and Captain Holmes, and there we dined and had very good red wine of my Lady’s own making in England.

All day long looking upon my paint,
I am in the red
of my own making.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 13 December 1660.

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