Commenting on some poems by Edwin Muir, Seamus Heaney says:
They return us, a little too unscathed, to the mote-lit stillness of the cradle and the chant-filled circle of the prayers.
Which he then concludes amounts to being returned to Eden.
I like that beam-shaft of motes as signifying cradle-safe stillness.
Source: Seamus Heaney, Finders Keepers: Selected prose 1971-2001 (London: Faber and Faber, 2003), p. 249