Louis Macneice

(12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963 / Belfast)

Poems of Louis Macneice

1. Autobiography 1/3/2003
2. Bagpipe Music 1/3/2003
3. Carrickfergus 1/3/2003
4. Christina 1/3/2003
5. Epilogue 1/3/2003
6. House On A Cliff 1/13/2003
7. June Thunder 1/3/2003
8. Prayer Before Birth 1/3/2003
9. Snow 1/3/2003
10. Soap Suds 1/3/2003
11. Star-Gazer 1/3/2003
12. Sunday Morning 1/3/2003
13. The Brandy Glass 1/3/2003
14. The Suicide 1/3/2003
15. The Sunlight on the Garden 1/3/2003
16. Wolves 8/12/2003

Soap Suds

This brand of soap has the same smell as once in the big
House he visited when he was eight: the walls of the bathroom open
To reveal a lawn where a great yellow ball rolls back through a hoop
To rest at the head of a mallet held in the hands of a child.

And these were the joys of that house: a tower with a telescope;
Two great faded globes, one of the earth, one of the stars;
A stuffed black dog in the hall; a walled garden with bees;
A rabbit warren; a rockery; a vine under glass; th

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