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

  • Antonia Kidds (4/29/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    Slightly scary and yet wonderfully imaginative. I'm learning it at school and I'm really enjoying studying it. (Report) Reply

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  • Adrian Martin (4/28/2016 4:15:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem that embodies the power of love over the finality of death. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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










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