The speaker in the poem "Piano" weeps like a kid because he misses his mother and his youth. He also weeps because he cannot play the piano anymore.
This is what makes the last line so powerful. The speaker realizes that he will never be young again and that his mother will never come back. This causes him to cry like a child even though he is a grown man.
Here is the full poem:
Piano. My dear mother used to say that music was the language of the soul, and I believe her. I think about my life and everything that has happened to me and wonder if I have been foolish not to use my talent for something useful. If I had only known what would happen... but it's too late now.
I hear the music everywhere I go; it comes from all kinds of sources, but it always finds its way into my heart. And every time this happens, I feel like crying like a little boy who has seen his mother for the first time in years.
Even though I am a man, when I hear this music I still lose control and start weeping like a baby.
First, as the poem proceeds, the speaker experiences a variety of feelings. He feels nostalgic for the past; the music from the piano sends him back to his boyhood, where he was once again a youngster sitting beneath his home's piano. He misses his childhood and feels sorry that it is no longer with him. But most of all, he feels sad.
The speaker also feels joy when he remembers good times in his life. The music makes him happy because it reminds him of his lover, who has recently left him. However, most of all, he feels love for her.
Finally, the speaker feels anguish over some recent events. He is disturbed by what has happened, so the music makes him weep. However, he is also angry at those who have caused him pain, so there are also shouts along with tears.
Thus, we can say that the speaker of this poem is a young man who has been through much experience. He recalls various moments from his life, including some that made him happy and others that made him sad. Overall, he feels lonely even though he has many memories worth keeping.
The major topic of the poem "Piano" is the speaker's yearning for his youth with his mother. He recalls his upbringing as blissful, growing up in "the comfortable parlour" with "winter outside" and his mother playing and singing at the piano. Then comes a sudden change when his father dies:
Now I must leave my darling mother / And go away to school.... / But I shall come back home every vacation, / And spend the holidays with her.
However, after he joins the army, he is sent far away from home to fight in wars. When he returns home on leave, he finds that his mother has died. The last line of the poem expresses his sadness at not being able to see his mother again before she dies:
"But I shall see my darling mother soon," he says, "God bless her!"
The poet eventually becomes mute because she is overpowered by sadness and the agony of being separated from her mother. She realizes that her mother's smile, as well as her mother's presence in her life, is a thing of the past. The snapshot evokes a fond childhood memory of the poet's mother. However, it also suggests that while gone, her mother still plays an important role in her life.
Poets usually use language to express their feelings. But sometimes they choose not to speak because they do not have any words to describe how they feel or they may be too choked up with emotion to say anything at all. In this case, they can always write about it later. Or maybe someone else will come along and give them the words they need?
In conclusion, the poet is mute because she is unable to speak due to her overwhelming grief over losing her mother.
The speaker appreciates the benefits of his other senses, which include touch, hearing, smell, and taste. He has a pleasant and upbeat outlook on life.
The poem's subject The toddler is agitated and terrified by the noises he can hear. The noises, he claimed, came from the adjacent forests. He could hear murmurs, whispers, and laughter. In an unexpected twist, at the conclusion of the poem, the father has evolved into a strange and horrifying person.