Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

Deeply I\

by Lorraine Caputo

I.
Deeply I         
            sleep, I
                        dream
In the wash of
            a night’s rain, another
                        night’s rain
 
& another
 
 
II.
The morning glistens
            with muted dawn
                        falling upon
            a shower yet
                        falling upon
Tangerine-smudged
            horizon
 
 
III.
Perhaps the rain
            continues all day
                        now & again
 
Perhaps it wettens
            the late afternoon
                        just before dusk
 
 
Perhaps there shall be
            a smudged sunset
                        again this day
 
Or perhaps gold & rose
            will spill through broad
                        gates of clouds
 
 
 
IV.
This moonless night
            rain drips from eaves, pooling
                        yet upon the earth
 
Stars pierce the
            clear ebony
                        satin sky
 
In a distance
            dogs bark…& they
                        bark…&…
 
Suddenly
            a hush…
 
 
V.
But for how long
            shall these skies, my dreams
                        remain free of the
White shadows
            of clouds?
 
    

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 150 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; 11 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017); and 18 anthologies. In March 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada chose her verse as poem of the month. 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.