and thus the scene,
Recessed, awaits the positive night.
So, waiting, we in the grass now lie
Beneath the languorous tread of light (3-6)
It may have cost the poet some energy to write this poem, but not much in the way of exertion is asked of the speaker and his cohort. They're just kicking back, lying under the trees, waiting. All the words in this line contribute to a feeling of slowed-down ease: "recessed," "waiting," "lie," "languorous."