Sunrise River (Río Uruguay)

Sunrise River
 (Río Uruguay)

Above the east bank
       green rays beam
                  from beyond
The aquarelle of this
       dawn patiently
                  emerges, brightening
The fleeing the stars &
       indigo twilight

 Sand castles still guard
       this shore, surviving
                  the higher wash
       of the night

Pipers emboss the beach
       with their footfall
 long splash, the ripple
       of water, of some 
                  bird, some fish

The sun emerges
       burning orange, sheening
                  yellow ‘cross these
       calm waters

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 200 journals on six continents; and 14 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). She also authors travel narratives, articles and guidebooks. In 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada honored her verse. Caputo has done literary readings from Alaska to the Patagonia. She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.  

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