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In Memory Of My Mother - Poem by Patrick Kavanagh

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily

Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday -
You meet me and you say:
'Don't forget to see about the cattle - '
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.

And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life -
And I see us meeting at the end of a town

On a fair day by accident, after
The bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.

O you are not lying in the wet clay,
For it is a harvest evening now and we
Are piling up the ricks against the moonlight
And you smile up at us - eternally.


Comments about In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh

  • Freshman - 536 Points Yolandey Share (9/29/2016 3:34:00 AM)

    Nice poem reminds me of my dad its a nice way to see them (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,785 Points Melissa Patty (7/26/2016 4:48:00 PM)

    Beautifully written in memory of your mum. I understand your pain i lost my mum when I was 12 years. I miss her terribly. Your mum would be proud of you, God Bless to you x (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,785 Points Melissa Patty (8/23/2015 7:52:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful, your mum must be so proud of you, I know what you are going through I lost my mum too, not only did i lose my mum but I lost the most incredible women in my life. Even though she is gone she remains in my heart forever. I'm sure your mum is shining bright in the sky, God Bless you (Report) Reply

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Poems About Memory

  1. 1. In Memory Of My Mother , Patrick Kavanagh
  2. 2. After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. A Memory Of June , Claude McKay
  4. 4. First Memory , Louise Gluck
  5. 5. Memory Of My Father , Patrick Kavanagh
  6. 6. A Memory (From A Sonnet- Sequence) , Rupert Brooke
  7. 7. Memory , Lucille Clifton
  8. 8. In Memory Of My Feelings , Frank O'Hara
  9. 9. Memory , William Wordsworth
  10. 10. Song: Memory, Hither Come , William Blake
  11. 11. Memory Of Sun , Anna Akhmatova
  12. 12. Loss Of Memory , hariharans sundaram
  13. 13. A Memory Of Youth , William Butler Yeats
  14. 14. Memory Of April , William Carlos Williams
  15. 15. In Memory Of Jane Fraser , Geoffrey Hill
  16. 16. In Memory Of A Happy Day In February , Anne Brontë
  17. 17. Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady , Alexander Pope
  18. 18. In Memory Of Eva Gore-Booth And Con Mark.. , William Butler Yeats
  19. 19. A Man (In Memory Of H. Of M.) , Thomas Hardy
  20. 20. Memory , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. In Memory Of M.B. , Anna Akhmatova
  22. 22. In Memory Of W.B. Yeats , WH Auden
  23. 23. To Memory , Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
  24. 24. In Memory Of Major Robert Gregory , William Butler Yeats
  25. 25. A Memory Of The Players In A Mirror At M.. , James Joyce
  26. 26. A Fading Memory Beneath Forgetful Sod , Uriah Hamilton
  27. 27. To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died De.. , Jane Austen
  28. 28. Old Memory , William Butler Yeats
  29. 29. A Poem Sacred To The Memory Of Sir Isaac.. , James Thomson
  30. 30. Memory , Siegfried Sassoon
  31. 31. A Memory , William Allingham
  32. 32. Two Sonnets In Memory , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  33. 33. Memory , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  34. 34. A Rector's Memory , Rudyard Kipling
  35. 35. Memory Lane , Ernestine Northover
  36. 36. To The Memory Of Love , Dee Daffodil
  37. 37. Ode In Memory Of The American Volunteers.. , Alan Seeger
  38. 38. The Onion, Memory , Craig Raine
  39. 39. Memory , Oliver Goldsmith
  40. 40. Memory , Anne Brontë
  41. 41. In Memory Of Alfred Pollexfen , William Butler Yeats
  42. 42. A Ring Of Memory , C.J. Heck
  43. 43. In Memory Of Sigmund Freud , WH Auden
  44. 44. Jangling Memory , Katherine Mansfield
  45. 45. To The Memory Of Mr Oldham , John Dryden
  46. 46. Memory Pictures , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  47. 47. Ave Atque Vale (In Memory Of Charles Bau.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  48. 48. Lines To The Memory Of Richard Boyle, Esq. , Mary Darby Robinson
  49. 49. On The Religious Memory Of Mrs. Catherin.. , John Milton
  50. 50. Elegy To The Memory Of Werter , Mary Darby Robinson
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