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Piano by D H Lawrence The poem Piano by D H Lawrence describes his memories of childhood Hearing a woman singing takes him to the time when his mother played piano on Sunday evenings In the present this woman is singing and playing the piano with great passion However the passionate music is not effecting him because he can only think about his childhood rather than the beauty of the music that exists in his actual space A woman is singing softly to the speaker in the dusk The speaker is describing the place he is at in the present moment Its partially dark and a woman is singing to him As he listens to the womans soft voice he remembers the time when he was little He says that it is taking him back down the vista of years till he sees a child sitting under the piano This child is the speaker The child is sitting under the piano in the boom of the tingling strings and he is pressing the small poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings When the speaker was a child he used to be under the piano where the strings were tingling since his mother was playing the piano He used to press his mothers feet which were in balance His mother was singing with a smile on her face The speaker sees this scenery in his mind As a reader I can even imagine him standing in a dark room looking at a woman singing and imagining his old days with his mother Using the picturesque words such as softly dusk tingling and poised describe the scene very clearly As he sees the woman singing while she plays the piano he begins to picture himself under the piano when he was little and he pictures his mother singing while he was under that piano This scenery is very pleasant and happy A
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