Windy Nights Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Windy Nights

Rating: 3.2

Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
All night long in the dark and wet,
A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why does he gallop and gallop about?
Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
By at the gallop goes he.
By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.

Lily Jeanne Spear 12 August 2009

What does the word HIGHWAY mean in this poem?

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Lady Lynet 20 August 2007

I adored this as a child. I loved horses and could imagine the sound of hooves on a street.

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bigboy 13 October 2018

comparison between the poems windy night and meeting at night

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GeeGee 02 May 2018

I'm awoken, yet still unbroken. Running, Singing, Laughing, these are all the thing that are happening. THE END { LOVE THIS POEM}, or is this just beginning?

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anonymous 02 May 2018

which words are stressed?

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jaylynn tayal 24 January 2018

I'm a 2nd grader and got a 100 on the poem

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Roisin Murphy 23 May 2012

I'm the very same - loved this as a kid. And use to imagine the horse galloping through the night. To this day I can recite this poem; almost a decade after first reading it.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

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