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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 poems; many of which have been published in Print and Online. He and his wife, Esther are also co-authors of stories and a print novel. They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

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