THEY WILL LOOSEN THEIR GRASP
As the days pass, those roses – one
white, another red – slowly unfold their petals
from bud to full blossom, growing wider
with each night, their scents swelling beneath
the stars, in the moon’s light …but
one day, their petals will loosen their
grasp & begin to carpet this table.
On that distant mountain
fire snakes down its slopes
acrid smoke drifts ‘cross miles
wrapping around words we
weave in a blue house
drinking wine & feasting
on this birth day eve
Meet the Poet!
Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 300 journals on six continents, and 20 collections of poetry – including On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019) and Caribbean Interludes (Origami Poems Project, 2022). She also authors travel narratives, articles and guidebooks. Her writing has been honoured by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2011) and nominated for the Best of the Net. Caputo has done literary readings from Alaska to the Patagonia. She journeys through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. Follow her travels at: http://www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer or https://latinamericawanderer.wordpress.com.