Pine Straw

by elizabeth anne verink

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Pine Straw, a deluxe edition

A lifetime of close observation is expressed one moment at a time.

verinks awareness and ironic sense of humor has been cultivated
as an ardent animal lover, naturalist and adventurer.

treetop sunrise
blue jays sound the alarm
haiku haiku haiku

frog survey
great blue heron
dining on my data

Pine Straw — Deluxe Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound hardcover — 23.95
Indian cotton-cord binding, Italian Fiocardi cover, India Silk flyleaves,
Classic Laid Baronial Ivory text, archival, 2014.

About the Author

elizabeth anne verink is also known as Elizabeth Wells. Born in Springfield,
Missouri, Elizabeth resides on the north shore of Lake Travis in the hill
country of central Texas. Her first book of poetry and photographs,
Pump Jack Poems, was published in 2008. It depicts the whimsical
artwork adorning the oil wells that dot the countryside of Luling, Texas.

She leads hikes, presents and writes children’s programs at the Balcones
Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge, and surveys amphibians and fresh water mussels
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department.

Elizabeth shares her home with a growing number of rescued animals and has
traveled Africa’s Okavango Delta, explored the beaches of the Galapagos Islands,
and journeyed by camel across the sand dunes of Morocco. Glimpses of these
journeys can be found in many of her poems.

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