Once a boy was playing with his ball. It was bouncing in the street up and down. The boy was happily enjoying the game. While bouncing, suddenly it fell in the water and was lost.
Without the ball the boy became full of grief. The poet said and that there were other balls. He could purchase another since it was not a great loss. There was no need to worry. Since, the boy had that ball for a long time so he was deeply grieved due to his attachment with it. It was linked to his memories. The poet thinks that it is of no use to purchase another ball. He must feel his responsibility of the loss.