Poem – A – Day: April 4th – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

A musical version of one of my favorite poems. I have such vivid memories of the first time I read this – way back in elementary school – and being so fascinated with the story that I read the poem over and over until I had all but memorized it.


About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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1 Response to Poem – A – Day: April 4th – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

  1. Kvenna Ráð says:

    A wonderful Gothic romance in the form of a folk-ballad, beautifully rhythmic. The only thing in the poem that doesn’t convince me is ‘tolt-tlot’.

    I don’t know who set it to this tune, but Loreena Mckennitt sings it very well.

    Marie Marshall
    and occasional ballad-writer

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