"Digging," a poem by Seamus Heaney 13 words

This list is dedicated to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013). "Digging" is his most famous poem, and you can read it here.
  1. squat
    short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
  2. snug
    enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
    The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
  3. spade
    a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot
    When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
  4. strain
    to exert much effort or energy
    Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds
  5. stoop
    bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    Stooping in rhythm through potato drills
  6. rhythm
    an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    Stooping in rhythm through potato drills
  7. coarse
    of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
    The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
  8. nestle
    move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
  9. shaft
    a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
    The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
  10. scatter
    to cause to separate and go in different directions
    To scatter new potatoes that we picked,
  11. bog
    wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
    Than any other man on Toner’s bog.
  12. squelch
    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
  13. curt
    brief and to the point; effectively cut short
    Of soggy peat, the curt cuts of an edge