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So Very Majestic


I’ve enjoyed writing for many years. I'm dedicating more time to the craft in my retirement days.

So Very Majestic

Purple mountains and

Old movie theaters

And she before whom

We bow our neck and head

Or curtsy

With a slight tug

At the sides

Of our dress

A beautiful, majestic Shire horse...

A beautiful, majestic Shire horse...

A high-stepping Clydesdale

A decorated Shire

A golden clad Akhal-Teke

A bald eagle on the rise

To survey his domain

From atop the highest pine

These things come to mind

When I hear the word


"The Majestic" by Dion

A Jim Carrey film

A Dion song

And dance

An old Daimler car

A ‘30s era motorcycle

Made in France

And huge faces carved in stone

In the dark hills that are themselves

A wondrous sight

And a sunset or rise

A spectacular celebration

A demarcation

That waters the eyes

These things come to mind

When I hear the word


A winding, wandering highway

From coast to coast

A field of wheat waving in the wind

A river wide and wild

And the old steamboat upon it

Whose paddle wheel

With flecking red paint

Still turns round and round

These things come to mind

When I hear the word


And a monument to

The father of a country

A spire so high

Above the contemplative, concerned

Bearded man of stone

In the chair

With hands gripping armrests

As the weight and fate of a fracturing Union

Bear down on his mortal soul

And the view from 30,000 feet

Then higher by an order of magnitude


When one can see

From sea to sea

The vastness

Of the land

And the shine

That brings to mind

The word


The ball that’s mostly blue

From a farther and farther view

The infinitum


By specks of light

In an otherwise pitch perfect night

That inspires the imagination

That exceeds anything

And everything


And yet I want to try

To imagine

And I hope

There will remain

Some others

Who will try

To imagine

With me

Because it’s all so very


© 2021 greg cain


greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Peg - "The Majestic" is on my list to watch, and I intend to see it soon. I have a good friend who told me the film lived up to the name. Can't wait to see it and find out. Thanks for the kind words, and hope you have a lovely weekend. Be well.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Thanks, Nithya. I appreciate the kind complimentary words. Be safe and be well.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Ann - as always, thanks for the wonderful words. The idea of and ever increasing majesty ad infinitum was exactly what I set out to do...your recognition of that adds inn my mind to whatever extent I succeeded inn doing so. Thanks for reading, and hope you have a lovely weekend in jolly old England.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Thanks so much, Chrish. Hope you have a wonderful, majestic day and weekend yourself. Take care and be well.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Thanks, Linda! I do appreciate that. Hope you have a great weekend.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Chitrangada - my pleasure to share these works with you and the rest of our HP community. Thank you, also, for taking the time to read and provide nice comments. Be well and be safe.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Aw, thanks Ms. Dora! Much appreciated. I hope on this fine day that it's sunny and calm and pleasant down there in your neck of the world. Be safe and be well.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

John - yes, the Majestic motorcycle was way ahead of its time, and might have made more of a long-term splash had the second world war not come along to disrupt further production. I would bet the models that are still out there now are worth quite a pretty penny.

Thanks for being a faithful friend and reader, John. Be good, be safe, and be well. Happy Friday...hmm, it's actually already Saturday over there now...in any case, enjoy your weekend, brother.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Bill - as always, you are far too kind. Not that I don't appreciate it, mind you. So thanks again.

In our state, they just opened up vaccines this past week to 55 and older. I'm on the list and will receive shot #1 next week. Though we have many long weeks to go, my wife and I are already talking about our first date night out, perhaps sometime this summer. Can't wait!

Be good, be safe and be well, my friend.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Brenda - that this came into being at all is thanks to you, of course, and to your wonderful word prompt challenge. I will say that this one pleased me once it was done, but I had quite a time thinking through all things majestic. I woke in the middle of the night one night pondering where I might be able to go with it. At the end of the day, that part of the creative process made the piece more special to me. Thanks again for the great challenge!

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Sha Sha - thanks, my good friend. I had a wonderful time picking out the pictures. I was amazed / pleased with how I was able to find imagery that matched my thoughts almost precisely. Luck of the draw, methinks. Hope you are just about heading into a nice, warm, lovely weekend. Be safe and be well.

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on March 12, 2021:

Misbah - thanks for the kind words. This was a fun piece to put together because of the endless possibilities in the one-word prompt.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on March 11, 2021:

Stunning imagery and words that inspire. Thank you for sharing these photos and thoughts of our majestic land with reminders of the things we cherish. I love the movie by the same name and watch it often for inspiration.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 10, 2021:

Beautifully expressed, so many things to admire around us and you have truly made them come alive in your poetry.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 10, 2021:

This poem in itself is majestic indeed! I loved it. You picked so many of the things I think are truly majestic - the Shire horse, the eagle, the car! I found that it was like reading a recurring rhythm that surged upwards and made the whole world 'feel' majestic. We should be more aware of the wonder and majesty of all that surrounds us, every day.

Brilliant, Greg!


Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 10, 2021:

You guys had an amazing deep understanding of the word majestic

From sir John to Ms Brenda and Ms Sharan and this! You guys shared us the same scenery in a different unique executions. I'm so in a wow! While reading those masterpiece painted with those imposing words;The mountains, the sunsets, the rivers, this home is indeed so very majestic.

How can people look farther as if there's nothing in front of them?

Again, have a majestic day ahead!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 09, 2021:

This is a great response to Brenda’s challenge. The poem and the photos are lovely.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 09, 2021:

Beautiful poem, well expressed, with your wonderful pictures. You have covered so many things, which touches our hearts, and we term them as, Majestic.

Beautifully presented. Thank you for sharing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 09, 2021:

YES! I bow to the picturesque images you bring to mind. Majestic, indeed.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 09, 2021:

Love it, love it, love it. Greg, this poem is simply “majestic.” Amazing photos too, especially the “Majestic” motorcycle made in France.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 09, 2021:

I caught this before it disappeared. Hooray for me!!! You never disappoint, my friend. Thank you for brightening the internet with quality poetry/prose. We need more of people like you!

I hope you are doing well. Vaccines are on the way, as is Spring, and that makes me smile.

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


This is a wonderful tribute to the word majestic.

You have covered almost everything that touches our hearts when we think of this word.

I love the photos too.

I had never heard of that car, but it is a beaut.

Great work my friend.

I will post a link to ot in the comments of word prompt / week 4.

Take care & have a great day.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 09, 2021:

You nailed it, Box. Even the little wonders of the world are majestic when they surpass the imagination or cause you to gasp in awe.

I love this and all the beautiful photos you chose to accompany it!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 09, 2021:

Greg cain this is so very majestic

I enjoyed the read

beautiful work on this prompt

the presentation reflect your kind dedication

the '30s era motorcycle is giant in size but majestic :)



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