Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Patrick Kavanagh Poems

21. April Dusk 4/5/2010
22. Advent 1/13/2003
23. A Star 4/5/2010
24. A Christmas Childhood 12/15/2014

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.

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