Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

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

  • Chinedu Dike (10/21/2019 7:51:00 PM)

    Well articulated and nicely brought forth from inner recesses of the heart. A beautiful creation, very heartfelt. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2019 4:07:00 AM)

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  • (4/3/2019 3:26:00 AM)

    Why did he say and you smile up at us- eternally (Report)Reply

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  • (3/21/2019 5:53:00 AM)

    so beautiful, i know how you feel.your mam is smiling down and she is very proud of you. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/5/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    wow nibba chill out (Report)Reply

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  • (11/26/2018 6:59:00 AM)

    Hello I’m single and ready to mingle (Report)Reply

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  • (9/25/2018 7:13:00 AM)

    That is so loving and beautiful, evoking memories love and loss with a refusal to accept extinction of our loved ones. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/20/2018 10:43:00 AM)

    I know how it feels (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2018 6:50:00 AM)

    Great tribute to your mother, Now when you are with her again I am sure she must be proud of you as a son. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/15/2018 3:26:00 AM)

    How beautifully put, just as I think of my Mummy, ever present in my heart and life. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2018 3:34:00 PM)

    I know when my god mama passed I lossed it but she is in a better place (Report)Reply

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  • Balram Adhikari (6/2/2018 9:51:00 AM)

    O you are not lying in the wet clay. Dear poet, thank you for sharing this wonderful creation! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/19/2018 4:16:00 AM)

    I like it abit more spice tho (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/3/2017 9:39:00 AM)

    So full of repose, so rich with life -
    And I see us meeting at the end of a town

    A nice poem on memory that drives me to my past and lovely days with my parents.
    10+ for this poem shared.
    Subhas
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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