Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

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
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh )

Enter the verification code :

  • Hoover Pig (2/25/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    Having grown up in the very market town of which he writes, this poem seems to hold me in an intense melancholic spell. I too see my mother walking there through summer stalls talking of the day to day banalities. But to the poets mind these are not banalities, they are jewel encrusted stepping stones to the inevitable terminus of the grave. (Report) Reply

  • Hoover Pig (2/25/2014 1:20:00 PM)

    Having grown up in the market town of which he writes, this poem holds me in an intense melancholic spell. I too see my mother walking there through summer stalls, while the cattle sales brought the street to a stand still, while she spoke of the day to day banalities. But to the poet's mind these are not banalities, they are the jewel encrusted stepping stones to the inevitable terminus of the grave. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Hoellering (2/8/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    If you enjoyed this poem, I think that you will also love George Barker's poem 'Sonnet to My Mother' which concludes with the amazing lines:

    And so I send o all my faith and all my love to tell her
    That she will move from mourning into morning.

    The sonnet is available on line, thanks to google. (Report) Reply

  • Reei Tioti (9/17/2007 5:01:00 AM)

    I love your poem..It reminds me of my loving mum who passed away sometimes in March 2004...thanks for the wonderful poem (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Boy on a swift fence, Ajala Samuel Akindele
  2. I preach peace, hasmukh amathalal
  3. हम क्यों ज्यादा आग्रही और हठी है ham kyo, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Here is to an Endless Musing, James Darwin Smith II
  5. Puppetry, Naveed Khalid
  6. Clover, Naveed Khalid
  7. Me, Tony Adah
  8. The darkness of depression, Katharine Wonham
  9. Believe In Love, Naveed Akram
  10. When You Speak to Your God, Robert Kane

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]