Now all is quiet save the roosting pheasant,
The bell-wether's tinkle and the watch-dog's bark.
Softly shine the lights from the silent kindling homestead,
Stars of the hearth to the shepherd in the fold;
Springs of desire to the traveller on the roadway;
Ever breathing incense to the ever-blessing sky!
How barren would this valley be,
Without the golden orb that gazes