I. Sagātha Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
I. Kindred Sayings with Verses
9. The Forest Suttas
Majjhathika (or Saṇika) Suttaɱ
Noontide, or Resounding
[12.1] THUS HAVE I HEARD: —
A certain brother was once staying among the Kosalese
in a certain forest tract.
And the deva who haunted that forest tract,
and before him uttered the verse: —
 "'T is the high hour of noon; the birds rest silently.
Boometh the mighty forest; fearsome that sound to me."
[The Brother: —]
"'T is the high hour of noon; the birds rest silently.
Boometh the mighty forest; enchanting that sound to me."