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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 - 588 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 - 5,879 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 - 5,879 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. A Memory Of June , Claude McKay
  3. 3. After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. First Memory , Louise Gluck
  5. 5. Memory Of My Father , Patrick Kavanagh
  6. 6. Memory , Lucille Clifton
  7. 7. A Memory (From A Sonnet- Sequence) , Rupert Brooke
  8. 8. In Memory Of Jane Fraser , Geoffrey Hill
  9. 9. In Memory Of My Feelings , Frank O'Hara
  10. 10. Memory , William Wordsworth
  11. 11. Loss Of Memory , hariharans sundaram
  12. 12. Song: Memory, Hither Come , William Blake
  13. 13. A Memory Of Youth , William Butler Yeats
  14. 14. Memory Of April , William Carlos Williams
  15. 15. Memory , William Butler Yeats
  16. 16. Memory Of Sun , Anna Akhmatova
  17. 17. In Memory Of W.B. Yeats , WH Auden
  18. 18. In Memory Of A Happy Day In February , Anne Brontë
  19. 19. Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady , Alexander Pope
  20. 20. In Memory Of Eva Gore-Booth And Con Mark.. , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. A Man (In Memory Of H. Of M.) , Thomas Hardy
  22. 22. In Memory Of M.B. , Anna Akhmatova
  23. 23. To Memory , Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
  24. 24. To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died De.. , Jane Austen
  25. 25. Memory , Siegfried Sassoon
  26. 26. The Onion, Memory , Craig Raine
  27. 27. In Memory Of Major Robert Gregory , William Butler Yeats
  28. 28. A Fading Memory Beneath Forgetful Sod , Uriah Hamilton
  29. 29. A Memory , William Allingham
  30. 30. A Memory Of The Players In A Mirror At M.. , James Joyce
  31. 31. Old Memory , William Butler Yeats
  32. 32. Two Sonnets In Memory , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  33. 33. A Poem Sacred To The Memory Of Sir Isaac.. , James Thomson
  34. 34. Memory , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  35. 35. A Rector's Memory , Rudyard Kipling
  36. 36. Memory , Oliver Goldsmith
  37. 37. Memory Lane , Ernestine Northover
  38. 38. To The Memory Of Love , Dee Daffodil
  39. 39. Ode In Memory Of The American Volunteers.. , Alan Seeger
  40. 40. In Memory Of Alfred Pollexfen , William Butler Yeats
  41. 41. Memory , Anne Brontë
  42. 42. In Memory Of Sigmund Freud , WH Auden
  43. 43. A Ring Of Memory , C.J. Heck
  44. 44. Ave Atque Vale (In Memory Of Charles Bau.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  45. 45. On The Religious Memory Of Mrs. Catherin.. , John Milton
  46. 46. Jangling Memory , Katherine Mansfield
  47. 47. Memory , Zora Bernice May Cross
  48. 48. To The Memory Of Mr Oldham , John Dryden
  49. 49. Memory Pictures , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  50. 50. Lines To The Memory Of Richard Boyle, Esq. , Mary Darby Robinson
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