Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2414 stories published in 28 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1634917 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
29 of my 3,161 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 30 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

Make Me

Make Me as a ladder just for you 0r turn me into one- to take you away from addictions. Let me help you climb through this window to chase freedom...

Red Breast of Autumn

The Maple is a family of branches thighs of toughness granted over generations of growth red glow reflections as leaves drip dripping into its own...

The Wind Is...

The Wind Is my friend – nutritious and delicious as it breathes across my brow in the heat of day doggerel and scorching at times. I can feel once...


Listen to the sounds of a satisfying Thanksgiving dinner. Slurping soup then gobbling from a huge chicken, absorbing the aroma of prepared ecstasy...

I Am Jesus (2nd version)

I Am Jesus a Son of a Son and I know all about love because I was blessed with it- Mother & Father brought a first Son into the world & it...


29 of my comments have received 30 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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A wonderful poem, DI. Robins

Posted on Wed, 06 Oct 2021

A wonderful poem, DI. Robins are precious. I am an amateur bird watcher and observe their interactions with each other with a passion. About 20 years ago while eating in a restaurant in Port Elgin, New Brunswick I observed a large cluster of...

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Posted in October robin

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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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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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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