11.05.2018 / Independent Publisher / Poem-Haiku / Paperback/ 103pp / 978-1980748595
About As Good As Gold
As engaging as a tail wag.
Celebrating the simple things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favourite furry friends, “As Good as Gold” is a volume of poetry revealing the talent and humour we always knew our dogs possessed.
Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps. To better understand them, it is well worth looking at the world around us through their own eyes.
A book with an enormous heart for readers of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive, high quality portraits of our canine friends.
As Good As Gold Extract
There’s a town where, on a street, in a house, all sleep.
There’s a room in this house: all but ONE dream deep.
And each night’s the same; each night HE lays awake.
He tosses and he turns but, alas, he gets no break!
What happened to the world? What went wrong?
There’s so much light at night that a puppy just can’t sleep!
Aroo! Why, Moon?
There’s a house on a street with the Moon perched right above.
There’s a room in this house where a puppy had enough.
The Moon spills bright light, it shines on his bed;
He closes his eyes and… no dreams, the sun instead!
Why is Moon so big, what happened? Don’t mean to pry…
Just yesterday she was but an arrow in the sky!
Aroo, roo roooo! Why, Moon?
And Moon looks down at pup, and smiles quite wide;
She has found a house where all but one sleep tight.
She’s not the only one awake, beaming lonely in the night.
The Moon has found a friend who also likes the night life.
She’s been looking high and low, searched all over the world
For someone just like her, to befriend and talk.
Aroo, roo roooo! Why, Moon?
There’s a house on a street where all are fast asleep
But a dog and a Dad and they both sit counting sheep.
They sit by the window, look up at Moon.
“She’s so big”, whines the pup; “she’s just full”, answers Dad.
“Full of milk?” Hopes pup. “So this was it!
Dad will milk the Moon then we can all go to sleep.”
“Aroo”, said the pup.
“Why, Moon?” said the dad.
“Let’s have a midnight feast”,
Moving between sky and sand.
Lullaby, hush, hush.
About Patricia Furstenburg
Patricia Furstenberg is a skilled children’s book author, poetess and mother, known for her uplifting, charming themes and lovable, enchanting characters. Patricia enjoys writing for children because she can take abstract, grown-up concepts and package them in humorous, child-friendly ideas while adding sensitivity and lots of love. Between her books you can find the beloved “Joyful Trouble, Based on the True Story of a Dog Enlisted in the Royal Navy”, “The Cheetah and the Dog”, “Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles” and many others.
With a medical degree behind her, Patricia is passionate about mind, brain and education and the psychology behind it. Using her knowledge she crafts stories and poems that are great fun, as well as teaching empathy. Her stories are filled with “creativity and vivid imagery” and she knows how to “capture the reader’s imagination.” Her prolific writing is described as: positive, diverse, crisp, joyful and uplifting.
She is a Huffington Post contributor, fuelled by coffee and lives in sunny South Africa with her husband, children and their dogs.