Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CV - Potatoes with...

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One of my favorite stanzas from Seamus Heaney's poem, "Digging":
The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat,  the curt cuts of an edge
Through the living roots awaken in my head.
But I've no spade to follow men like them.
I had the pleasure of hearing him read this poem (and several others) to my class in  1988. I got to meet him at the meet and greet afterward, but was too "cool" to ask him to sign my book.  If only I could go back in time... I would have asked for his autograph and gotten a photograph with him.  Sigh.


My yummy Sunday lunch from Green Day Cafe.
Happy Corner-viewing!


  1. Well, potato chips. Who can resist those?
    A fine poet, too.

  2. not sure i understand the poem (I never do), but i'm impressed that potatoes (cold! potato! mould!) inspired a poet. :)

  3. Same for me, I'm not sure to understand this poem ... I put it in Google Translate and the translation is... unbelievable! Funny too :)

  4. I've never eaten sweet potatoes, but heard many good things. I must absolutely try.

  5. That poem reminds me how much of my family history is tied to the potato. My family left Ireland after the crops of potaoes failed.

  6. Sometimes I crave a lunch just like this! Unfortunately, I am unable to find such fare here in a cafe. THose potato chips look delicious.
    Ps. I love sweet potato chips!

  7. that looks really good! i miss good lunch food in US, here there are only 5 standard sandwich variations that are available in all cafes.....

  8. Yummy gourmand choice! Nice idea.

  9. Such a poetic potato post!
    Looks delicious too!

  10. love poem ... and those potato chips look very good :)