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"With hands like spades" | 13-Jan-06

With hands like spades
And a heart full of love
My father
My father

8 comments have been made on this quote. Click here to read them and then add your own!

Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


I remember hearing this poem back when i was in primary school. I think it's possible it could be an irish poem.
Dan Hards

I recall it was used in a TV advert some years ago. But I can't remember which one
Geoff Boden

It was a Heinz advert...

Wish I could find the whole thing.
Emma Gedge

I have seen the following quoted as an Irish proverb, if that helps.

With hands like spades
And a heart full of gold
My father
My father

David Gibson

the advert was a heinz ad. but i cant find the poem
bev welsh

I thought it was a poem by Flann O'Brien.
jim barrie

Can you find the poet

With hands like spades
and heart full of love
my father, my father
Andrea Greene

Hands like shovels and a heart full of love, my father, O my father - Seamus Heaney
b kane

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