by Seamus Heaney
Digging Family Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
My father, digging. I look down (5)
This is such great line. Why? Because it's the one place in the poem where you get to see the speaker and his father in the same place at the same time. Of course they're separated by a window, but still – there's a connection.
Bends low, comes up twenty years away (7)
It's amazing how just one image – his father bending over in a garden – can conjure up such an old, vivid memory.