Last night I heard them as usual
hundreds of people on the rooftop
The first time I heard them, I woke him up,
he went out but saw nothing.
The next night he heard them too
thousands of people on the rooftop
barefoot, walking. Then the children heard them
hundreds and thousands of bare feet
on the rooftop, walking.
Then neighbours and friends heard them
on their rooftops;
now the whole town
hears them, thousands and thousands on rooftops