Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digging



The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft

Against the inside knee was levered firmly.

He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep

To scatter new potatoes that we picked,
Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

~ Seamus Heaney

Painting: A Man Digging Potatoes by Thomas Frederick Mason Sheard

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