Nicholas Georgouras, “UM”, Greek Pentelikon Marble, 110 x 55 x 55 cm
The rills and gullies and saddleback hills are sleeping now,
the talus slopes of the mountain are asleep,
and the low scrub thickets, and the riverine glades.
Sleep gathers in the sound of the water’s fall,
in the trade winds riffling the coral shoals;
and all four-footed creatures the black earth breeds-
the race of bees, the gathering tribe of broad-winged birds,
the monsters plundering the bloodshot sea-
all are asleep in the depthless conjuring of that sound.