Woken by nightingales
before the day is light
or the ocean full of whales
in the sea of the night.

Woken by the singing birds
before the day’s begun
the book filled up with humming words
and the sky filled up with sun.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Woken”

    1. If she’s like her mother, she’ll be a tyrant for stories. Husband used to fall asleep reading to her (he was tired and she always wanted the same stories) and she’d look at him and say, “Read it!”

      1. Marthe loved an interminable story that husband hated. He tried to gloss over certain pages but she always knew when the words had changed and insisted he read IT ALL!

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