Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Alfred Noyes Poems

1. The Highwayman 1/3/2003
2. Daddy Fell into the Pond. 1/1/2004
3. A Song of Sherwood 1/3/2003
4. A Loom of Years 1/1/2004
5. A Prayer in Time of War 1/3/2003
6. Resurrection 1/3/2003
7. The Admiral's Ghost 12/9/2003
8. Art 1/3/2003
9. Sherwood 1/3/2003
10. Song 1/3/2003
11. Shakespeare's Kingdom 1/3/2003
12. Shadows on the Down 1/3/2003
13. The Barrel-Organ 1/3/2003
14. Kilmeny (A Song of the Trawlers) 1/3/2003
15. The Elfin Artist 1/1/2004
16. The Matin-song of Friar Tuck 1/3/2003
17. The Searchlights 1/3/2003
18. Princeton, May, 1917 1/3/2003
19. The Sussex sailor 1/3/2003
20. To The R.A.F 1/3/2003

The Searchlights

Political morality differs from individual morality, because there is no power above the State. -- General von Bernardi.

Shadow by shadow, stripped for fight,
The lean black cruisers search the sea.
Night-long their level shafts of light
Revolve,and find no enemy.
Only they know each leaping wave
May hide the lightning, and their grave.

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