Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2262 stories published in 20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1449040 times and 178 of my stories have been cherry picked.
27 of my 2,912 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 28 votes

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Richard L. Provencher

Richard is from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. His enjoyment of the woods combined with contemporary issues form the basis of his writing. Richard is now concentrating on his poetry, which he believes is like a global adventure in a land without borders. His background as a miner, welfare officer, supply teacher, newspaper reporter, and a further 22 years in social services provide him with ample article material.
Richard has work in print and online with literary magazines such as Inscribed, Hudson View, Short Story Library, Ottawa Arts Review, Paragon 111, Tower Poetry, Caduceus, The Danforth Review, Other Voices International, Rubicon Publishing, Writer's Block, The Foliate Oak, Parenting Express, The Penwood Review, and Blue Skies Poetry.

My stories


Wings Afire

Cascades of thermals captivate my breath I am alive to the seasons and my babies depending on me. I rise exultant the wind a friend other fowl...

Talk to Me

Don’t look at me like that as I bend down to sit and stare at your physique you darling pile of limbs which branch out upon a small clot of land...

I Want

to curlicue in a current of wind soaring gliding trading up and down thermals born in the energizing beginnings of time when glaciers grew into...

An Older Age

As I linger into older age my bones do crave warmth ‘cause winter weather seems to plunge me into a chill- not so when younger days encouraged me to...

Joe is the Man

He shuffles in a meandering sort of way up one side of the street down another no special route as long as it gets him home after a long Crossing...


27 of my comments have received 28 Great Feedback votes

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A great read. I feel like a

Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

A great read. I feel like a squirrel chasing one stanza, then another, making sure I capture all the puzzle-pieces.

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Posted in September Chills

1 Vote

Jane, this poem is very good.

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Jane, this poem is very good. Quite enjoyable. The lines below are powerful.

"I watch your mouth move

but all I can hear, 

are the sounds of space"

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Posted in After the Blizzard

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Delightful layers of meaning,

Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021

Delightful layers of meaning, and an inspiration for anyone to visit and inhale the excitement of such a sacred area. A wonderful poem.

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Posted in Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)

1 Vote

A very lovely poem, with much

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021

A very lovely poem, with much well-created imagery.

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Posted in Fair Maids of February

1 Vote

Very meaningful. An enjoyable

Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021

Very meaningful. An enjoyable read.

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Posted in The Colour of Light

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A great poem! As I read it,

Posted on Fri, 22 Jan 2021

A great poem! As I read it, salty water dribbled from my lips and I felt the wind tease my being. Well done.   

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Posted in To a Lone Sailor

1 Vote black and white dreams.

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 black and white dreams.. is part of a stunning paragraph and poem. You dug deep into the soul to get these feelings - and expressed them well. A great poem.




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Posted in Memento

1 Vote

WOW! Such remarkable layers

Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2020

WOW! Such remarkable layers of thought - a whoosh of energy that keeps on fizzing...

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Posted in The Goodbye

1 Vote

Your poem is a treat,

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020

Your poem is a treat, beautiful phrases from the heart. And a Happy New Year too!

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Posted in A Partridge, A Pear Tree

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Peace and reconciliation need

Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Peace and reconciliation need to come together to overcome the memories of time. An excellent look inside of pain and memory. Well written.

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Posted in AND SO IT IS