Bewildered

Up, and after some pleasant discourse with my wife (though my head full of business) I out and left her to go home, and myself to the office, and thence by water to the Duke of Albemarle’s, and so back again and find my wife gone. So to my chamber at my lodgings, and to the making of my accounts up of Tangier, which I did with great difficulty, finding the difference between short and long reckonings where I have had occasion to mix my moneys, as I have of late done my Tangier treasure upon other occasions, and other moneys upon that. However, I was at it late and did it pretty perfectly, and so, after eating something, to bed, my mind eased of a great deal of figures and castings.

my head full of outback

I am with great difficulty finding
the difference between short and long

I have occasion
to mix my occasions

another me to cast


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Wednesday 18 October 1665.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.