famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

The Player Piano Analysis

Author: Poetry of Randall Jarrell Type: Poetry Views: 273

Sponsored Links

I ate pancakes one night in a Pancake House

Run by a lady my age. She was gay.

When I told her that I came from Pasadena

She laughed and said, "I lived in Pasadena

When Fatty Arbuckle drove the El Molino bus."I felt that I had met someone from home.

No, not Pasadena, Fatty Arbuckle.

Who's that? Oh, something that we had in common

Like -- like -- the false armistice. Piano rolls.

She told me her house was the first Pancake HouseEast of the Mississippi, and I showed her

A picture of my grandson. Going home --

Home to the hotel -- I began to hum,

"Smile a while, I bid you sad adieu,

When the clouds roll back I'll come to you."Let's brush our hair before we go to bed,

I say to the old friend who lives in my mirror.

I remember how I'd brush my mother's hair

Before she bobbed it. How long has it been

Since I hit my funnybone? had a scab on my knee?Here are Mother and Father in a photograph,

Father's holding me.... They both look so young.

I'm so much older than they are. Look at them,

Two babies with their baby. I don't blame you,

You weren't old enough to know any better;If I could I'd go back, sit down by you both,

And sign our true armistice: you weren't to blame.

I shut my eyes and there's our living room.

The piano's playing something by Chopin,

And Mother and Father and their little girlListen. Look, the keys go down by themselves!

I go over, hold my hands out, play I play --

If only, somehow, I had learned to live!

The three of us sit watching, as my waltz

Plays itself out a half-inch from my fingers.


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

The Player Piano Analysis Randall Jarrell critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. The Player Piano Analysis Randall Jarrell Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique The Player Piano Analysis Randall Jarrell itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 11
Poetry 93
Poetry 103
Poetry 29
Poetry 183
Poetry 158
Poetry 169
Poetry 193
Poetry 108
Poetry 5
Poetry 124
Poetry 12
Poetry 138
Poetry 15
Poetry 41
Poetry 30
Poetry 73
Poetry 13
Poetry 108
Poetry 21