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The Fate Peddler
by Karen Hecht Springer
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The Fate Peddler

By: Karen Hecht Springer

April 23, 2015


She heard the wagon’s wheels roar

Peddler trading all his wares

Knocking, knocking on her door

With his remedies and cares

When he got no answer

Back down the road he went

His horse a dainty dancer

And, she, not having spent

The time to meet

Saw the butterfly that followed him

Metamorphosis complete

Rainbow wings a sunlit prism

In the eagerness of pursuit

It knows not where it goes

She turns away, reties her boot

Wondering what it knows

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Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/3/2015
So enigmatic...and strangely beautiful....
Reviewed by jude forese 4/29/2015
a poem that keeps one wondering
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/27/2015
A dynamic encounter, and so lovely!
Write on...
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/26/2015
I'm not quite sure what it all means, but it's an intriguing and well-written poem!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/24/2015
I think I got the metaphor or the allegory in this intriguing bit of poetry. Kudos.

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 4/23/2015
Thought provoking, indeed!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Michael Schafer 4/23/2015
I'll bet that peddler was selling Avon.

Michael D.
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 4/23/2015
She missed it! Opportunity of a lifetime. Don't you hate it when that happens. She needed a new pepper mill anyway and, since she didn't answer the door quickly enough, now she has to eat the whole grounds, since she has no pepper mill that functions, to grind up the peppercorns. Just sayin'. ;-)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/23/2015
An interesting and intriguing write which, to me, has symbolism. Your verses awaken the thought process. Thank you for sharing, Karen. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/23/2015
Interesting to say the least is this mystery-laced poetry, Karen. First we wonder why she didn't let the peddler show her his wares (Oh my, that could be taken another way.) Then she becomes engrossed with the butterfly who was following the peddler, wondering what the peddler had that attracted the butterfly.

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