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Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

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The Highwayman


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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  • Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:46:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Tilak Pokhrel (10/8/2009 12:59:00 AM)

    This poem was in my 9th standard syllabus and m in love wit it since the first time i read it... ie since 2001: -) (Report) Reply

  • Tatiana Wright (9/6/2009 11:00:00 PM)

    tlot, tlot
    tlot, tlot

    hahaha i had to analyze this poem in class and i didnt know what the heck it was saying (Report) Reply

  • Taylor Cansler (9/6/2009 5:46:00 PM)

    It's a story about a robber and Bess who are in love, but the stable man, Tim, is jealous of the robber and tells king Gorges men where he is going to be that night. The men tie Bess up and aim a gun at her and leaves her, and she doesn't want the robber to be killed so when she hears him coming, and she warns him by shooting the gun and killing herself in the process but he get killed anyway when he hears of her death and wants revenge. (Report) Reply

  • Charlotte Addison (4/24/2009 11:39:00 AM)

    it's a very good poem and i'm only 9 years old but we hve been focusing on the highwayman poem and we have been thinking about if the highwayman was guilty or innocent (Report) Reply

  • Brennan Williams (4/23/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem so much I am going to read it to my class.Even though I'm just 9 years old I enjoy old storys. (Report) Reply

  • David Wright (3/24/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    I first read and learned this poem...40 years ago, and it still brings a lump to my throat when i read it. (Report) Reply

  • Kongolia Vang (12/31/2008 6:28:00 PM)

    This is a great poem in the book i read at school...
    The story i read was sad...This describes the story even more...ahaha (Report) Reply

  • Silence Dogood (11/27/2008 4:33:00 PM)

    I heard about this poem from one of my books and now reading it i understand why it was there.The story this poem tells us is powerfull and wonderfull.It would take a good writter to write something like this and it is a poem i shall read again and again (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (11/26/2008 8:12:00 PM)

    It has as most know since then been laid to music and she sings it quite well..... (Report) Reply

  • Nandhini .... (11/21/2008 9:15:00 PM)

    Ha haa Nostalgic is wat i feel... recall my school days.. one poem that really inspired me to write... I relived my memories, .. thankyou... Cheers Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Rene' Asuncion (9/16/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    The Highwayman was my winning piece at our high school's declamation contest. The contest was a big event during our school's foundation day. I bested the contestants from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes who delivered their poems of their choice. I was 12 years old, a freshman high school student then at the time. Thanks to my English teacher Mrs. Corazon Pizarro and my late uncle Primo Pizarro for closely coaching me during rehearsals. Five decades have passed by I can still vividly remember the night I delivered The Highwayman on stage. Up to now, I can still recite the poem the same way I did when I was 12 years old. So nostalgic to remember. (Report) Reply

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