In the autumn
at noon-time,
everybody is taking a siesta
in the garden:
hens,
roosters,
ducklings,
kittens,
and two little doggies.

The sweet wind
puts to sleep
any soldier
standing guard.

Suddenly,
in the fairy tale-like silence,
a rustle
is heard.

Everybody wakes up.

“What was it?
Where was it?”

Only the old maple tree
laughs softly.

“My dear,
do not be scared!
It happens
more and more often.
Three very rusty leaves
fell down
on the ground!”