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Poem: Majestic

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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This is a poem inspired by the word prompt challenge, "majestic". It is about watching the sunset as it paints a majestic picture across the sky. It reminds her of the saying, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in morning, sailors take warning". At the end are Wise Old Sayings relating to predicting the weather.

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Majestic

She’s reminded of the saying,

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in morning, sailors take warning",

as she watches the glorious scarlet sunset

painting a majestic picture across the sky.


She stands still absorbing each second

with her eyes captivated by the intense color

watching as each moment seems to slow down

making time last a bit longer.

In the soulful place where earth and sky meet, nature embraces one divine heartbeat.

— Angie Weiland - Crosby

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Wise Sayings, Superstitions, or Folklore

I grew up listening to wise sayings or superstitions. Or are they simple folklore?

Either way, I’ve come to believe a lot of them are true and Indians, Farmers and Sailors have used these methods to predict the weather for years.

Like when a crescent moon points upwards it catches the rain, so no raindrops are going to fall.

If you see a cow lying down, it’s going to rain.

If the leaves on the maple tree turn backwards, a storm is nearby. Take shelter.

If your joints start begin to ache, rainy weather is at stake.

The saying I included in my poem, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in morning, sailors take warning" is a majestic sight to see, but it goes all the way back to the Bible when Jesus said,

“When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.”

This can be found in Matthew, chapter 16, verses 2 & 3.

I realize these other sayings are a bit off topic from the word prompt, but that's kind of how my brain works.

I just jump from one thing to another.

I hope you enjoyed them.

"David Gilmour - Red Sky at Night"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 11, 2021:

Majestic...i added a quote

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 27, 2021:

My response to majestic

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 24, 2021:

Red sky

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 19, 2021:

Red sky at night...for Majestic

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

Vanita,

Your welcome.

Keep writing more.

Vanita Thakkar on March 18, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda and Harriet. I am happy that you liked it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

Harriet,

I agree.

Vanita's poem definitely creates a eense of awe. It shows us the beauty in all forms of nature.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

Vanita,

Thanks for writing this one.

Everything around us encompasses the majestic nature Mother Earth provides us as your words so eloquently point out.

I love how your words paint the picture of a glacier melting on a mountain top. A bubbling brook is a beauty for our senses which can sooth us just as the Sun and Stars.

You have touched upon our senses for enjoying this majestic scene inside the Ether which is the space that surrounds us all.

Great write.

I will post a link on the article.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 18, 2021:

Thank you for sharing your poem, Vanita. The way you have written it left me in awe of nature. Let us not forget to take care of all of these for us and the next generation.

Vanita Thakkar on March 18, 2021:

Dear Brenda,

Here is my poem on your word prompt - Majestic, titled : Majestic Nature ....

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Majestic-Nature-Poem...

This is a new one. I enjoyed writing it. Thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 13, 2021:

Mine for majestic

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 12, 2021:

Alyssa,

Thank you so much for your kind words on both my writing and in regards to my mother.

They truly are appreciated.

I apologize for not having the link up today. I usually post it several times a day, but this day has been a bit challenging to say the least.

I am glad to hear that writing comes easily to you with inspirational music. I enjoy listening to music also but I don't necessarily have a certain playlists.

I look forward to reading your creation.

I will post the link to the word prompt now and again in the morning.

Tomorrow I will try to keep it posted more often.

Thank you again & have a great night.

Alyssa from Ohio on March 12, 2021:

This will be my 2 for 1 comment. First let me say, your poem is incredibly creative and fits the photo so well! I love it!

I can't seem to find the thread that will allow me to comment on your prompt. Concerning that, I'm sorry to hear about your mom's situation. Who even does that? How frustrating! Luckily you were able to catch it.

Thank you for the poetry prompt! I also find it easy to crank out a poem, especially when I set myself up for success by listening to my inspirational music playlist. I'm going to mull over Majestic and see what I can come up with.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 11, 2021:

My little poem this week

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 11, 2021:

Week 4 word prompt...my poem

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 10, 2021:

Ms Chrish,

Thank you.

Your enthusiasm always makes me smile.

Why not try your hand at writing one?

Have a nice day.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 10, 2021:

You guys are amazing! One subject in different approach.(if that's the right word) It's amazing how you guys executed it, you gave us more than we expected. This is truly imposing Ms Brenda!

Have a majestic day ahead!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 09, 2021:

Misbah,

Thank you so much !

Have a great day.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 09, 2021:

I enjoyed the read, Brenda

Thanks a lot for the lovely share

Blessings

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 09, 2021:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I can't wait to read your poem.

Here is the link to the original post for the word prompt, "Majestic".

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Poetry-Wo...

I will keep sharing it under the news feed so everyone can post their links in the comments.

Happy writing!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 08, 2021:

Great poem and great prompt, Brenda. I enjoyed reading it.

I would like to do a poem on this.

Thank you for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

My contribution to the word prompt for majestic

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Inspired by week 4 word prompt

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Bill,

Thanks for stopping by to read my little poem.

I'm not sure about the stastics for the Red sky saying, but I have always found it to be true.

It amazes me how they used these saying to predict the forecast so many years ago.

Thanks again.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Miebakagh,

Thank you.

I imagine your pictures are quite lovely.

You should write a poem and post your pictures.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I'm delighted to know you enjoy this one.

The saying are a bit off topic, but that's where I went with it.

John & Pamela have both done an excellent job.

I am glad you took the time to read them both.

It makes me smile to hear there is excitement in the air from my little word prompt.

Thank you & have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 08, 2021:

I wonder how accurate that old saying is? I've often wondered about that, but I don't have the attention span to follow through to see if that red sky means good weather. lol Loved the poem, as always, my friend.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on March 08, 2021:

Brenda, I've watch the sun rise and set redishly, and took pictures of them. Both scenes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing a sweet and nice poem.

Rosina S Khan on March 08, 2021:

Beautiful poem about a majestic sunset, Brenda. I loved the wise sayings at the end.

I have read John and Pamela's poems based on the word prompt "Majestic" . I think they are lovely and grand in their own ways.

Thank you for the prompt. There is so much excitement and happiness in the air because of it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Ann,

Thank you.

Yes, maybe that's why the Red sky is so amazing.

Time does seem to slow down...I'm not sure why.

Maybe it's just because I am taking time to do nothing else.

I look forward to reading whatever you create.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Sankhajit,

Thank you so much!

Enjoy today.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 08, 2021:

I didn't know the derivation of 'red sky at night' etc. That's interesting.

I know what you mean about the time slowing when the sun goes down - well described!

I've got 'majestic' on my to-do list.

Ann

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on March 08, 2021:

magnificent poem ... l enjoyed it ...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Liz,

Thank you.

I love both the sunrise & the sunset.

They are majestic & quite beautiful. I always feel content when I see them.

I have heard this word substituted before...I guess it depends on where one lives.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Tanmoy,

Thank you so much!

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

John,

Thank you.

I know quite alot of these sayings.

Some people think I'm a bit cuckoo...but I always heard them growing up.

Glad you liked the poem as well.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 on March 08, 2021:

A very sweet poem. The description of the sunset was beautiful.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 08, 2021:

Sunrise and sunset are majestic times. In the UK we substitute shepherd for sailor in the saying.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 08, 2021:

A lovely poem Brenda, describing well the word “majestic” and thank you for sharing those sayings, some I had not heard of.

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