... spoken from the heart with exemplary sensitivity and maturity... Under a Texas Moon is Elaine Margret Strom's first book of poetry. This self-published book is a collection of her own work that serves to consolidate, create a legacy, and secure copyright protection. As portrayed in Elaine's choice of book cover and as ted in her back cover information, this collection reflects a particular era of her journey in life. Elaine's poetry is emotionally driven. It emerges as a compelling release of emotional reaction to her life experiences. This form of self expression allows her to become a stronger statement of who she is in time. As Elaine shares her experiences and opens the window to her soul, she hopes readers may sometimes recognize and validate a sense of mutual kwing, experience a stirring of dormant passions, escape to realms of visual imagery, experience pangs of provocation, or merely feel entertained. In conclusion however, Elaine chooses to leave her poetry open to the interpretation of the reader. And lastly, she hopes that some of her words will ultimately speak to the reader through the venue of a commercially marketable and successful publication as well.