Layers of dirt, settled on leaves
Cannot continue for long like this,
It is time now for you to visit
My gardens, plants, flowers, buds...
Come stealthily tonight while I am asleep
To shower your generous drops
On leaves hungry for a good bath
After days of playing with dust.
Don’t you know, you uncertain visitor,
In the lavish spread of nature
Nothing is more delicious to eyes
Than freshly-washed green leaves
Swinging happily on plants and trees
In the soft early morning breeze.