Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Alfred Noyes Poems

81. The Trumpet Call 4/6/2010
82. The Union 4/6/2010
83. The Vindictive 4/6/2010
84. The War Widow 4/6/2010
85. The Young Friar 4/6/2010
86. To A Successful Man 4/6/2010
87. To The R.A.F 1/3/2003
88. Touchstone On A Bus 4/6/2010
89. Unity 4/6/2010
90. Veterans 4/6/2010
91. Victory 4/6/2010
92. What Grandfather Said 4/6/2010
93. Wireless. 4/6/2010
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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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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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