Richard Provencher

Richard Provencher Poems

81. Among The Nations 9/23/2014
82. The Great Outdoors 9/4/2014
83. Leaves Of Season 8/28/2014
84. No More Space For The Pain 9/24/2014
85. Blackness 2/13/2018
86. When Love Surrounds 2/14/2018
87. More Than Words 8/24/2014
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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Tonight Is Like A Raison

Day is arrested and night
has fallen
parking spots sprinkled with cars
their smoky exhausts
at rest
no longer fumes to protest

a light rain
cleanses strain from today's

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