Trees’ cool, deep umbrage
Guards winding, secret trails. Run-
I found it interesting that umbrage has another meaning, besides “a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult”. Umbrage also means shade, shadow, shady branches – how beautiful – as well as hint, suspicion.
It was the shady meaning of umbrage that sparked this haiku.
“I have a confession to make. I’m not much of a dog lover. I’m more a cat person so I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy As Good As Gold, celebrating dogs. I needn’t have worried. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming collection of verse and as a result of reading it I think I understand dogs so much better.” @Lindahill50Hill, Book Reviewer.
“There is something truly magical about this wonderful collection. Having read each poem, I love how every word celebrates our canine companions from the tip of their wet noses to the wag of their tails.” (Susan Day, Editor and Author)
Text and Haiku © Patricia Furstenberg.
(Image courtesy Lucie Hošová, free on Unsplash)
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