Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2389 stories published in 28 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1577197 times and 194 of my stories have been cherry picked.
28 of my 3,118 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 29 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

Rage in the West

The fire is on a rage of destination eschewing skeletons and other innocence now shards of outer skin into burnt dust and the wind ts pushing its...
Gold cherry

The Wonder of it All

Eyes take in an early morning view: sky angelic with baby blue as a backdrop for heavenly thoughts feet shuffling away grass and saturation of dew-...

You Are

brilliance in morning light and ecstasy at the coming night. You are my lady who merits being a precious one- with understanding love and caring for...

As It Happens

Marching as noiseless trumpets the grass struts forward its green facade bold and lively in a demand for more space after the presence of heavy rain...

An Encounter With Self

I chase fireflies as eye-light changes to dim and loons begin to trill with delight- As I lay in my tent the sky is full of dark echoes. Nature earns...


28 of my comments have received 29 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

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An awesome poem with layers

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

An awesome poem with layers of creative expressions. The first sentence begins this magnificent journey. Well done DH!

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Posted in to pick up time

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Very nice writing, I

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

Very nice writing, I especially like Canada geese and you depict them well,


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Posted in Geese

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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)

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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

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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

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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