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Tanka Diary [Awakened too early on Saturday morning]

Awakened too early on Saturday morning 
by the song of a mockingbird 
imitating my clock radio alarm.
				
                *

Walking along the green path with buds 
in my ears, too engrossed in the morning news
to listen to the stillness of the garden.

Credit


Copyright © 2012 by Harryette Mullen. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Harryette Mullen

Harryette Mullen's work is driven by wordplay, allusion, and popular cliche, and is centered in a larger tradition of African American writing.

Date Published: 2012-07-24

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/tanka-diary-awakened-too-early-saturday-morning