|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|Rest at Noon|
By Meleager of Gadara (First Century B.C.)
|The Greek Anthology|
Translation of John William Mackail
|VOICEFUL cricket, drunken with drops of dew, thou playest thy rustic music that murmurs in the solitude, and perched on the leaf edges shrillest thy lyre-tune with serrated legs and swart skin. But, my dear, utter a new song for the tree-nymphs delight, and make thy harp-notes echo to Pans, that escaping Love I may seek out sleep at noon, here, lying under the shady plane.|| 1|