Inspirangel, I know that poem very well and love it. Actually it is one of my favorites of L's. I liked very much your comments on the poem and will definitely read that entry again in more detail. It is very illuminating with good observations and things you have pointed out. Yes, L knew how to evoke the right kind of emotion. This poem is about his own childhood and his mother who played piano often, I believe. As everyone knows he had an unually close relationship to his mother. I feel this poem is almost a tribute to her and his memories of his home life, although depicted harshly in "Sons and Lovers" with the parents always at war, I have read in the biographies that the situation was not as bad as depicted, and his father not as quite as cruel and crude. It is true that the parents were very opposite, but L's home life had it's happy times, as well, and many fond memories especially those spend at the Hagg's farm. Later in life, L actually regretted his harsh depiction of his his father in "S&L's". Latest biographies have revealed this fact.
"The piano" poem is wonderful, is it not? Shows us, once again, the brilliance of L's perceptive mind.