Pepys Diary erasure project

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

[My lute an office
where I expect to walk.

I found a stone in mourning
for the temple.

Bread and butter were discoursing
of the great eater.

I remember a hanging jack
to roast birds—that heat.

I played a while on my lute
and could not kill anything.]


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 4 February 1659/60.

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

[All in town go by water
and talk with the water, desire
to be water: a dress of ten thousand hands.
The water received the water
and they made a great deal of joy to see one another.
I left off my great skirt
and went to sell a horse
for a dish of herrings.]


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Thursday 2 February 1659/60.