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The Stream
by Richard L. Provencher  
4/11/2011 / Poetry

I want to feel its soul, the sluice
of moisture, rapid movement from each
elevation, beginning with the highest
then falling
until it gathers in one moist cup

a turmoil of air and oxygen, a place
fit for denizens who come to share space
their fins exultant in their seeking
the roiling within molecules,
expecting others to join them
in rushing
downstream and more --

over boulders, beside banks
shaving through a parade of soil, stones
and debris captured
from last nights storm
limbs that once held birds, splashing
noisily before winking dusk
end of another forest-day.

The streams downward plunge reaches
a plateau of peace, content to rest
in the valley, knowing it is sustenance
for deer and others.

Richard L. Provencher

Richard enjoys writing, especially poetry. Many poems have been published in Print and Online Journals. He and his wife, Esther are co-authors of Kindle e-books which are now available on They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International.

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