In Love with “Ploughing”*

By Asif Iqbal

He a man of outstanding magnate
with a noble prize under his belt.
Uneasy with politics
he chronicles “Ireland”
bogs, religious divide
makes his poetry
tense, torn.
His pen pleads to stop
violence and conflict
It is snug as a gun
And he digs with it,
just like his ancestors dug with the spade,
to grow potato.

*A tribute to Seamus Heaney

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