Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

The Highwayman - Poem by Alfred Noyes

The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight looping the purple moor,
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Form: Ballad


Comments about The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

  • Ellis Thomas (2/3/2016 1:25:00 PM)

    Love this poem, really caught my imagination. Learning it at school, and now doing an essay. Great atmosphere, love it. (Report) Reply

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  • Grace Stefanski (1/22/2016 2:45:00 PM)

    I like this poem I am learning about it at school. (Report) Reply

    Ellis Thomas (2/3/2016 1:21:00 PM)

    same

  • Callum Taylor (12/18/2015 12:56:00 PM)

    Loved this poem as a child (Report) Reply

  • Will Settles (11/17/2015 11:19:00 PM)

    The great and late folksinger Phil Ochs put this poem to music in the 60's long before
    McKennitt Same melody. While I like her version listen to the man that originally put it to music. Ochs and Noyes - MAGIC. (Report) Reply

    Ellis Thomas (2/3/2016 1:22:00 PM)

    Agree

  • Geoffrey Sanders (11/4/2015 3:52:00 PM)

    I learnt this poem as a boy I loved it then and I still do seventy six years later (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/3/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    Superb, Great imagery and scenic beauty is amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/1/2015 4:18:00 AM)

    I likes this poem and the narratives though I was frankly not capable to understand it well. (Report) Reply

  • Ross Mabeem (8/2/2015 10:09:00 PM)

    I love this poem although it is filled with death i love it (Report) Reply

  • Aaron Henley Aaron Henley (6/23/2015 9:49:00 PM)

    Thanks for the comment, I am no where near your level lol! ! Wish i could write like this; ( Already Reported Reply

  • Lonely Poet (2/24/2015 11:36:00 AM)

    This poem should not be enjoyable, it has quite a lot of death, and yet it is. (Report) Reply

    Ellis Thomas (2/3/2016 1:23:00 PM)

    What?

    Ellis Thomas (2/3/2016 1:23:00 PM)

    ?

  • Suchithra Harindran (2/22/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem. Though it is too long we are not boring while reading the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (2/17/2015 11:11:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem but it is too long and pertains to the violence somewhere in those days. (Report) Reply

  • Reshma Joy Reshma Joy (12/3/2014 9:15:00 AM)

    An endearing work! It touched my heart the first time I read it...and still does every time I reread it! ! Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Stephen W (10/28/2014 9:52:00 PM)

    Beautifully written. Yet it condones the violence of the highwayman, a cold-blooded killer whose love is gold. Thus it is very naive. Love without conscience? A strange juxtaposition. (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (10/28/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    Oh my! How have I lost so many years not knowing of this poet? What a superbly intensive work of art! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/28/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    lovely indeed but lengthy thank you (Report) Reply

  • Tania Montgomery Tania Montgomery (9/19/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    This poem would have to be the most visually enriching poem of all time. Every line brings visions to its story, its descriptive narrative is fantastic. Though a tragic ending this love poem remains one of the most romantic of all times and every time I read it brings me right back to that first time that brought chills down my spine.
    I love this poem! It should be number one! (Report) Reply

  • Sam H (8/14/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    so sad, made me cry at an early age, too emotive (Report) Reply

  • Piyush Dey (6/30/2014 5:17:00 AM)

    a sad love story written with poetic genius, it is really a fantastic piece.
    it is nothing more than a beautifully crafted and written chronicle of a love that will touch your heart.
    nice read. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 8:57:00 PM)

    .......omg this is truly amazing and in my honest opinion should be the number one poem on this list of top 500 poems....wow this truly blows me away.....loved reading every word in every line... (Report) Reply










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