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.
via Poem-A-Day by Poets.org: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/345
Tanka (短歌 “short poem”) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. Earlier known as waka (和歌 “Japanese poem”), Japanese poet and critic Masaoka Shiki created the term tanka in the early twentieth century for his statement that waka should be renewed and modernized.