From "Follower", a poem by Seamus Heaney:
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
I have difficulty understanding this stanze, because I do not have a picture in my mind depicting what is described. My questions:
What is meant by 'set the wing'
What is meant by 'fit the bright steel-pointed sock'? Is the 'sock' referring to the one we often wear on our feet? Why does the author describe the 'sock' as being 'steel-pointed'?
What is meant by 'at the headrig'?
The full poetry can be viewed here: http://englishwithhume.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/7/2/10723048/follower.pdf