poet Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh

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In Memory Of My Mother

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (3/2/2020 3:29:00 AM)

    such a lovely great remembrance poem penned.........great 10++

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/29/2020 6:25:00 AM)

    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.. In sweet remembrance of the loving mother..lovely poem. tony

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  • Dana GhaffariDana Ghaffari (1/27/2020 1:19:00 PM)

    heartbreaking....loved it....

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  • Morgan Michaels (12/4/2019 9:44:00 PM)

    Heartbreaking. Surreal because so real.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu 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.

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  • Jimmy (4/11/2019 4:07:00 AM)

    Class poem this poem is class I’m gonna call you name now John gold

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  • Coco Chanel (4/3/2019 3:26:00 AM)

    Why did he say and you smile up at us- eternally

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    Smackdo(3/22/2020 6:41:00 AM)

    They are on top of the hay rick and she is standing in the farmyard.

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  • Westlife4ever (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.

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  • p e e n i s (12/5/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    wow nibba chill out

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  • Ben Dover (11/26/2018 6:59:00 AM)

    Hello I’m single and ready to mingle

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  • P kennedy (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.

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  • anonymus (9/20/2018 10:43:00 AM)

    I know how it feels

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (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.

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  • Camilla Jarvis (8/15/2018 3:26:00 AM)

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

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  • francesc (6/26/2018 3:34:00 PM)

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

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