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Follower by Seamus Heaney | Friday, June 26, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 26th, 2015

Episode 257 of 781 episodes

My father worked with a horse-plough, His shoulders globed like a full sail strung Between the shafts and the furrow. The horses strained at his clicking tongue. An expert. He would set the wing And fit the bright steel-pointed sock. The sod rolled over without breaking. At the headrig, with a single pluck Of reins,... Read more »

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