by Seamus Heaney
Digging Identity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; (1-2)
Right away we get an idea of who, or at least what, the speaker is (a writer). So that's something, right?
My father, digging. I look down (5)
And right away, we know what occupies his mind. The speaker's identity is totally shaped by how he sees his father.