A Photograph Summary Class 11
“Shirley Toulson” has written the poem “Photograph.” In this poem, the Shirley is sad about her mother’s unexpected death. The poet has her mother’s photo in a carboard which was taken by her mother’s uncle when they were on holidays at the beach.
This photo was captured at the seashore when the mom of the poet was only twelve years old.
The mom stands between her cousins in the photograph. They all were helding each other’s palms. The mother’s face seemed very innocent and sweet. The mom was the oldest and her cousins were older than her.
They were at a beach to have fun in their holidays. They were wearing amusing clothes They were all happy and full of dreams.
She used to recall her amazing childhood whenever she used to see the picture. She used to laugh when watching these photographs.
Twelve years ago, the mother of the poet had died and her laughter has now become nothing but a memory.
the poet accepts that death is natural, happens with everyone just like ocean and mountains that dont change.
Even now, the ocean is same as it was in the photo, but human beings arent immortals, they couldn’t exist unaffected as sea and ocean. The poet is full of pain because