Patrick William Kavanagh

(26/02/1957 / Dublin)

Ashes In The Wind

I watch them fly,
Biting wind brings streaming tears to red-rimmed eyes,
Air so cold, it creeps into the bones and chills the very soul,
Where will they go,
These ashes in the wind.

Flesh and blood reduced to memories,
Purified amidst a fiery blaze,
Those abandoned, stand about in sullen daze,
Where will they go, when all that they once loved,
Are ashes in the wind.

The flesh is gone, the Spirit is revealed,
Like a shining light to the blind,
Like a symphony for the profoundly deaf.
The fragrance of a rose outside a shuttered window,
Those who go before us leave us signs,
but all that we can see,
Are ashes in the wind.

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes we are so blinded by Grief, that we fail to see, or feel, all the love and support that is all around us.


Comments about this poem (Ashes In The Wind by Patrick William Kavanagh )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. A Call to the MinuteMen, Michael Stevens
  2. Romeos morning serenade climb, Mark Heathcote
  3. Screamers, Lev Brekhman
  4. Bitter lament, Lev Brekhman
  5. Breakheart solo, Lev Brekhman
  6. Pygmalion, Lev Brekhman
  7. Be ready, Lev Brekhman
  8. The clock, Lev Brekhman
  9. In clover, Lev Brekhman
  10. Frictionless existence, Lev Brekhman

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]