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Flashcards in Séamus Heaney-Digging Deck (11):
1

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

2

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down

3

Bends low, comes up twenty years away

Bends low, comes up twenty years away

4

He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep

He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep

5

Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

6

By God, the old man could handle a spade.
Just like his old man.

By God, the old man could handle a spade.
Just like his old man.

7

then fell to right away

then fell to right away

8

Nicking and slicing neatly

Nicking and slicing neatly

9

The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat

The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat

10

But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.

But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.

11

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.