where I've been digging,
looking for grubs,
a gleam in his eye
askance at me as if
in thanks.

Grab a Grub

Opportunistic robin hops over
to where I’m digging,
cocks his head at me, then
darts in to grab a grub!


It’s back-breaking work
digging new ground for planting,
but so rewarding.

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Being unable to go abroad for our usual spring trip and in view of the current circumstances we are extending our small vegetable patch this year. Looking forward to more fresh produce!



out weeds,
while perched nearby,
waiting for grubs, watching;

Seamus Heaney

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

From ‘Digging’
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Digging and Weeding

Aching muscles
from digging and weeding.
The result in the garden
rewarding and pleasing.
Thankful to stop now —
it’s raining!

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