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2 Poems by Lorraine Caputo

PRESENCE

In the deepening
greys of dusk I see a deer
statuesque almost
a silhouette amidst mown maize
The Spirit of my father

ON AN ORCHID ROAD

On this rough-hewn road
through jungle mountains, my breath
is snatched away by
the ivory, by the lilac
orchids swaying in the rain.

My thoughts drift to my
father—these, his favorite
flowers—& I wish
to gather them into a
bouquet to gift his Spirit.

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3 thoughts on “2 Poems by Lorraine Caputo

  1. Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer whose poetry and narratives appear in over 90 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America and Europe, such as Drumvoices Revue, Canadian Dimension, In Other Words (Mexico) and A New Ulster (Northern Ireland); eight chapbooks of poetry; five audio recordings; seven anthologies and seven travel guidebooks. She has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. For the past decade, she has been traveling through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and the Earth.

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