3quarksdaily: Friday Poem

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.

by Harryette Mullen

Source: 3quarksdaily: Friday Poem

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