Lorraine Caputo

Wandering troubadour Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 400 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; and 23 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Interludes (Origami Poems Project, 2022) and the upcoming In the Jaguar Valley (dancing girl press). She also pens travel pieces, with narratives appearing in the anthologies Drive: Women’s True Stories from the Open Road (Seal Press) and Far Flung and Foreign (Lowestoft Chronicle Press), and travel articles and guidebooks. Her writing has been honored by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2011) and nominated for the Best of the Net. She has done literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. Ms Caputo journeys through Latin America with her faithful travel companion Rocinante (that is, her knapsack), listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. You may follow her travels at Latin America Wanderer: https://www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer and http://latinamericawanderer.wordpress.com.  


In these nights clear with a now
south-east zephyr, huaque has come home.
Dawn arrives, seeping pallid across the horizon,
across an again velvety sky.  Rain awakens
me, words pooling upon these pages.  Finch
song of dozens greet the brighter morn.
The shower ends with a cucuve melody



A slivered cinnamon
crescent moon
sets beyond opuntia

Night darkens, revealing
of crystal stars, dusty
Milky Way


This day breaks clear with
only a thin band of clouds
over a still bay

Finches are cheeping
in the espino & salt
bush outside my door

… as the sky goldens
	over the rise to the east
	gilding breeze-swept clouds …

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