- HE mountain brows, the rocks,
the peaks, are sleeping,
- Uplands and gorges hush!
- The thousand moorland things are stillness keeping;
- The beasts under each bush
- Crouch, and the hivèd bees
- Rest in their honeyed ease;
- In the purple sea fish lie as they were dead,
- And each bird folds his wing over his head.
This English translation, by Edwin
Arnold, of 'Nature's Calm' is reprinted from Greek Poets in
English Verse. Ed. William Hyde Appleton. Cambridge: The
Riverside Press, 1893.