A wild guess is hope
with cherished outcomes.
Predicting the past,
an educated guess is
But every guess hides
elements of hope behind
facades of logic.
Ok Linda, I’m probably being dim (nothing unusual for me!) but is there a subtle interpretation that I’m missing in the seemingly impossible phrase ‘Predicting the past’? (Although I do realise that ‘Predicting the future’ would break the structure of the haiku)
Right! I’ve just googled ‘Predicting the past’ and I see that it is perfectly legitimate and means using information gained from the present to reconstruct conditions in the past, so your use of the phrase is spot on. My apologies, I am indeed dim! I was going to delete my post altogether to save face(!) but I thought I’d let you see that I do read your work with more than just fleeting interest (and I always enjoy it) 🙂
Lol! I always enjoy your comments, Tony! You have a very sharp mind and a keen eye and you keep me honest! 🙂
I’m glad I’ve made an honest woman of you! 🙂
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Linda Studley is a writer, songwriter, independent recording artist, and sometime graphic artist living in Northern BC, Canada