In "The Odyssey," what is the reaction of the messenger god to seeing the beauty of Calypso's cave?

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Hermes, the messenger god, is enchanted by Calypso's cave. It's such a beautiful spot that even a god can be captivated by its charm. The cave contains sweet, beautiful flowers, "great" birds , vines full of grapes, and four flowing fountains. In the midst of the cave, Calypso is at her loom weaving luxurious cloth, singing as she works. Hermes stands at the entrance of the cave to appreciate and revel in its beauty.