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