Inspired by Sheryl’s word of the day:
Another wonderful word to follow its thread through time.
Prognosticate latin “pro” forward forth proclaim + greek “gnostos” known esoteric mystical knowledge, combined that which comes from within; foreseen inner knowledge.
According to Merriam Webster, prognosticate was first seen in the written word in the 15th century. It appears in Shakespeare’s Sonnet XIV.
I prognosticate that this will be the first of a series of sonnets that will explore the world of loss and grief.
mine eyes the stars gaping wounded afloat
shadows cast vast armies of memories
yet ephemeral glimmers passed a mote
almost binding and once stationary
with hands that touch black velvet surface found
your face indelible locked within mind
sun, sea and sky, a fortress tied and bound
mother sleeping with care that wraps and binds
your smile withered a bed of roses strewn
who held the key to your heart thrown away
at once it does burst red gasps forlorn moon
n’er to laugh again who would so say
as I prognosticate your end with care
to call down winds of change and
do so dare
© Jordan Jordis Fasheh