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At Portuguese Cove
by Richard L. Provencher  
6/07/2011 / Poetry

The dockside is a smell
of herring-bait as lobster boats
disgorge slatted traps,
wrestling for a little space
shoreline harbour a bedlam
of commercial activity.
Against a sheer rock wall
the frisky wind tattoos
with evening might, a cabin
shivering on ocean's lip.
Inside, one tired fisherman
captures dreams, of
nets to repair, buoys to paint
backyard a disarray of lobster
pots desperate for tarring.

Richard L. Provencher

First published April 2011
Turbulence, UK
ISSN: 2042-5708

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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