In this poem consisting of a single sentence, Dan Howell draws on a lived experience to describe the sound of an older woman playing.
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The Piano Speaks, a Poem
IWhen I read this poem for college audiences, I often ask who played in orchestra or band in earlier years.
Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons
When I had been living in New York several years after I had graduated from Berkeley, I heard from my mother who lived in Southern California where I grew up. During the call (I hate telephones and almost never talk on them), she said, “All those years I paid for your piano lessons, and now you don’t even play the piano.”