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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Comments about The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:52:00 AM)

    A true masterpiece kind of poem. One of the greatest poem (Report) Reply

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  • Cleveland Gibson (1/20/2014 4:51:00 AM)

    The poem has always been one of my favourites. To salute Alfred Noys I wrote the poem 'After' to capture the mood too. (Report) Reply

  • Fiona Schwartzinoff Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/21/2013 9:50:00 PM)

    Loreena McKennit turned this into a song and it is INCREDIBLE! I LOVE it! Both the poem and song! It's gorgeous! (Report) Reply

  • Barry Williams Barry Williams (8/30/2013 5:24:00 PM)

    When I think back to how this poem tortured me in school, and now it gives me goose bumps when I read it. (Report) Reply

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  • Dechen Doma Sherpa Dechen Doma Sherpa (7/13/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    loved this poem since i first read it in school (Report) Reply

  • Pakkiyarajah Gopal (7/8/2013 7:14:00 PM)

    Nice poem, beautiful lines evergreen love (Report) Reply

  • Josh Johnson (5/15/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    #ILoveThisPoem #NothingIsBetterThanThis (Report) Reply

  • Joe Hazle (5/9/2013 2:44:00 PM)

    One of the most best poems ever created, absolutely beautiful, very sad but lovely change from love to sacrifice to ghost. (Report) Reply

  • Rose Wilder (3/26/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    I love this poem! Beautiful, wonderful, amazing...they hardly go far enough. The power of love is amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Sara Owens (3/25/2013 11:22:00 PM)

    Greatest poem ever! This poem has always been my favorite! (Report) Reply

  • Maryam Ahmed (3/19/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Woderfull poem! the flow, the mood, rhythm everything! (Report) Reply

  • Betty Puzynski (1/14/2013 11:11:00 PM)

    My brother Arthur Anuada recited this poem at his high school graduation ceremony. He recited it so beautifully that his friends nickname him The Highwayman He passed away very young and on his tombstone the title The Highwayman was engraved. (Report) Reply

  • Vandna Kapoor (11/26/2012 3:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful! amazing! wonderful aren't enough to express how great is this poem its love and pain...its pain and love...its life and death and a love story that never ends... For the last 30 years this poem has lived very lose to my heart! ! ! Hats off Alfred Noyes for this classic poem a great legendary piece of work! God Bless the highway man and Bess the landlord's daughter who died and lived for her love and he who came back again and again to die for his beloved..... a death that was preferred over many lives........... (Report) Reply

  • Tate Janik (11/16/2012 8:54:00 AM)

    very deep. it shows how awesome the power of love is (Report) Reply

  • Gouwa Sheldon (11/11/2012 11:36:00 AM)

    i have loved this poem ever since i was introduced to it bny my grade 7 teacher..MRS HERCULES in 1978! ! ! she coached me as i had to recite this poem for the inspector...it has been etched in my mind since then and whenever i recited it...everyone was simply..SWEPT AWAY! ! ! ..TODAY..I received the SURPRISE CALL of my LIFE! ! ! My teacher, Mrs Hercules, aged 70, called me! ! ! i nearly dropped my phone and jumped off the couch! ! ! thank you mrs Hercules..i am so honoured and Blessed! ! ! xxxxxxxxxxx much love...Gouwa Sheldon (South Africa) (Report) Reply

  • Ryan Oliveira (10/10/2012 4:29:00 PM)

    Long ahhhhhh to to to to dang long for a sick boy to read for hw (Report) Reply

  • Jetty J Newnham Jetty J Newnham (9/15/2012 9:50:00 AM)

    I remember this poem from my childhood, I'm sure my Mother read it to me along with stories by Jack London all very dramatic. (Report) Reply

  • S Grant (8/28/2012 9:52:00 PM)

    I was about 14 when I first read this poem in English Literature class.It was one of the poems in a collection called Narrative Verse I read it to my grand daughter who thought is was sad.It stayed with me through out the years and reminded me of when I looked out the window for my first and forbidden love who is my husband of 27 yrs. (Report) Reply

  • S Grant (8/28/2012 9:51:00 PM)

    I was about 14 when I first read this poem in English Literature class.It was one of the poems in a collection called Narrative Verse I read it to my grand daughter who thought is was sad.It stayed with me through out the years and reminded me of when I looked out the window for my first and forbidden love who is my husband of 27 yrs. (Report) Reply










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