Lorraine Caputo

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Lorraine Caputo
 
 
PSALM TO PURACÉ
(Puracé National Park, Colombia)
 
An uneven stone path
leads me to the banks
of these
bubbling
blue pools
streaming to brooks
rushing, tumbling
around stones shellacked
pale-yellow sulfur
around cushions
of green mosses
 
Canto of these waters
of flittering aves, of the
wind across páramo
 
Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 90 journals on four continents, such as Drumvoices Revue, ENcontrARTE (Venezuela), übergang (Germany) and Open Road Review (India); eight poetry chapbooks, five audio recordings and ten anthologies. She also pens travel pieces, with stories appearing in the anthologies Drive: Women’s True Stories from the Open Road (Seal Press, 2002) and Far Flung and Foreign (Lowestoft Chronicle Press, 2012), and travel guidebooks. In March 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada chose her verse as poem of the month. She has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. For the past decade, Ms Caputo has been journeying through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. You may follow her travels at Latin America Wanderer: www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer.
 

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