Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Alfred Noyes Poems

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

Comments about Alfred Noyes

  • Margaret Mackenzie (11/21/2007 9:57:00 AM)

    One of my favouite lyric poets, but can't find a copy of his ' cradle song of the madonna'(also seen titled 'the Madonnas' lullaby') on line..Can anyone help?

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Best Poem of Alfred Noyes

The Highwayman



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—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.


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

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Sherwood in the twilight, is Robin Hood awake?
Grey and ghostly shadows are gliding through the brake;
Shadows of the dappled deer, dreaming of the morn,
Dreaming of a shadowy man that winds a shadowy horn.

Robin Hood is here again: all his merry thieves
Hear a ghostly bugle-note shivering through the leaves,
Calling as he used to call, faint and far away,
In Sherwood, in Sherwood, about the break of day.

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