Richard Provencher

Richard Provencher Poems

81. Neon Sign 9/2/2014
82. To Montreal 8/14/2014
83. While Others Sleep 8/30/2014
84. A Safari Of Desire 8/26/2014
85. Easter Island 9/7/2014
86. Among The Nations 9/23/2014
87. The Great Outdoors 9/4/2014
88. Blueberry Picking 9/8/2014

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Blueberry Picking

August is a blue haze of
ripened fields,
hurried over by swarming pickers
this year of plenty. The Rakers eye
profits with stiffened backs,
juice-stained hands their colour
of success, bodies browned by the sun.
They scoop in delight, white
and blue buckets filled
to overflowing-

In my return to this land I can
smell the burning fields and
see their scorched October attire.
Once a breezy sea of blue
fertilized by bumblebees, now
picked clean from summer marauders.

See the fire, the scent of
tortured fields. Renewal is a ...

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Today Is Lazy

as willows bend beneath
pall of winter
doldrums and damp
snow dragging spirits,

birch flushed white
with worry - the season
is not
according to plan.

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