Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2554 stories published in 30 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1921256 times and 221 of my stories have been cherry picked.
46 of my 3,481 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 48 votes

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Richard Laurent 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.

Note: Richard L. Provencher will be 80 on September 10, 2022, lives with his precious wife, Esther to whom he married 47 years ago, and continues to joyfully write all types of poetry, and posts his work now, all of it on; some experimental. They have lived in lovely Truro, Nova Scotia for the past 36 years. Richard & Esther have a very strong Christian faith. Bless each one of you who enjoy all of our writing, and although did not make much money are glad to share our work.

My stories

Without Conditions

I should have known dad was into the sauce again as he arrived for supper too late & he had harsh words for anyone near his tongue but I waited...

Ripples of Stream

is more than diamond glitter which creates a glint of romance (as between two lovers who feel a connection) the kind of gleam that attracts romance...

Hurrah to the Waves

Waves undulating concealing sand dunes melting before water charging & determined towards the beach sandy bottoms covered by ebb’s movement once...


want to be first to tell mama- I love her & give a big hug the squishy kind then climb into her lap & give a kid-kiss on her cheek.

Look Up-Up

Trembling Aspens alert in the middle of a restless wind are anxious sensing Winter is on the way- in the upper regions a milieu of crystals begin...


46 of my comments have received 48 Great Feedback votes

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This poem is evocative, full

Posted on Wed, 27 Oct 2021

This poem is evocative, full of shivers and reality. I enjoyed your phraseology as I bounced off each stanza which kept coming Closer and Closer...

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Posted in Wintered Thin

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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

A very lovely poem with

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2022

A very lovely poem with layers of beatiful & peaceful thoughts.  -Richard

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Posted in View Beyond

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Thanks JP. I am trying to

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2022

Thanks JP. I am trying to challenge the issue of poor communication between father and son. -R

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Posted in Memorial

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Your comments, JP, are

Posted on Sun, 17 Jul 2022

Your comments, JP, are understanding for the Homeless. It is like another layer of society and I am pleased to meet with them within our church outreach activities. These adults need our help through involvement to some degree with love and...

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Posted in Streetwise

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Thank you Jenny for such kind

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2022

Thank you Jenny for such kind thoughts re my favourite bird. Years ago my wife, Esther and I, went to Sheffield Fields, Nova Scotia for an Eagle week-end. It was at the base of the Blomidon Hills nearby and scores of people wandered about with...

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Posted in Tumultuous Times

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Thank you, JP. Have a great

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2022

Thank you, JP. Have a great week of peace and contentment.

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Posted in Everyday Flavours

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A lovely comment, JP - thanks

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2022

A lovely comment, JP - thanks so much. -Richard LP

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Posted in World Thoughts

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A very relaxing poem, Jenny.

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2012

A very relaxing poem, Jenny. Close your eyes and you are there, in a bouquet of flight, breathing in precious freedom within layers of sky. The last time my wife and I saw any was six on the shores of Green Bay within Northumberlain Strait, New...

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Posted in Migration of the Swan

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&Nolan- thank you for the

Posted on Mon, 14 Feb 2022

&Nolan- thank you for the nice comment. I try to be positive in my writing since there is so much sadness in the world these days. What keeps you going in your writing? -Richard LP 

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Posted in Walk With Me