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

  • 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

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  • 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

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

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

  • 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 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










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