Lorraine Caputo


Two a.m.
     the rooster song
         throughout the town
& the silence of a
     week-long rain ended
awaken me

I walk out onto
     the rooftop terrace

& there       in the east
     Venus shines bright
         in a patch of sky
Stars speckle the night &
     the hidden moon silvers clouds

But after a while
     the silence of
         returned rain

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 180 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; and 12 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017) and On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019). Caputo has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. Follow her travels at: www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer.