Pepys Diary erasure project

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

A great knocking in me
and I am down, I am wood.
Hopes have to be settled on shore,
but the water being almost
at low water, fear is sure.
I urge the surgeon on,
my heart heavy for not hearing my heart.

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Tuesday 3 April 1660.