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Quotation by Louis MacNeice
But the ball is lost and the mallet slipped long since from the hands
Under the running tap that are not the hands of a child.
Louis MacNeice (1907–1963), Anglo-Irish poet. Soap Suds (l. 15–16). . .
New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, The. Thomas Kinsella, ed. and tr. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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