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Memory Of My Father
(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Memory Of My Father

Poem By Patrick Kavanagh

Every old man I see
Reminds me of my father
When he had fallen in love with death
One time when sheaves were gathered.

That man I saw in Gardner Street
Stumbled on the kerb was one,
He stared at me half-eyed,
I might have been his son.

And I remember the musician
Faltering over his fiddle
In Bayswater, London,
He too set me the riddle.

Every old man I see
In October-coloured weather
Seems to say to me:
"I was once your father."

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such a beautiful great loving poem on father remembrance........great 10++
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great poem. soon itll be memorey of my self! becsause hes dead! ! !
No false notes here. This is natural, perfectly transparent poetry. What an ear! !