Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Alfred Noyes Poems

81. Shadows On The Down 1/3/2003
82. Kilmeny (A Song Of The Trawlers) 1/3/2003
83. Shakespeare's Kingdom 1/3/2003
84. Sherwood 1/3/2003
85. Song 1/3/2003
86. The Barrel-Organ 1/3/2003
87. Art 1/3/2003
88. Resurrection 1/3/2003
89. The Admiral's Ghost 12/9/2003
90. A Prayer In Time Of War 1/3/2003
91. A Loom Of Years 1/1/2004
92. A Song Of Sherwood 1/3/2003
93. Daddy Fell Into The Pond. 1/1/2004
94. The Highwayman 1/3/2003
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The Highwayman

PART ONE

I

THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
Riding—riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

II

He'd a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,
A ...

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A Prayer In Time Of War

The war will change many things in art and life, and among them, it is to be hoped, many of our own ideas as to what is, and what is not, "intellectual."

Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea,
Whose footsteps are not known,
To-night a world that turned from Thee
Is waiting -- at Thy Throne.

The towering Babels that we raised
Where scoffing sophists brawl,

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