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