Immigrant song

(Sunday). Up and to church, and so home to dinner, and after dinner to my office, and there busy all the afternoon, till in the evening comes Mr. Andrews and Hill, and so home and to singing. Hill staid and supped with me, and very good discourse of Italy, where he was, which is always to me very agreeable. After supper, he gone, we to prayers and to bed.

sun and din
of the afternoon
I come home singing

and it is our Italy
where always we pray
to be


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday 26 February 1665.

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