Who is Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes CBE (16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwriter.

Early years

Noyes was born in Wolverhampton, England the son of Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes. When he was four, the family moved to Aberystwyth, Wales, where his father taught Latin and Greek. The Welsh coast and mountains were an inspiration to Noyes.

Early career

In 1898, he left Aberystwyth for Exeter College, Oxford, where he distinguished himself at rowing, but failed to get his degree because he was meeting his publisher to arrange publication of his first volume of poems, The Loom of Years (1902) on a crucial day of his finals in 1903.

The Barrel-Organ and The Highwayman

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Alfred Noyes Poems

  • William Herschel Conducts
    Was it a dream?--that crowded concert-room
    In Bath; that sea of ruffles and laced coats;
    And William Herschel, in his powdered wig,
    Waiting upon the platform, to conduct ...
  • Galileo

    (Celeste, in the Convent at Arcetri, writes to her old lover at Rome.) ...
  • Sir John Herschel Remembers
    True type of all, from his own father's hand
    He caught the fire; and, though he carried it far
    Into new regions; and, from southern fields
    Of yellow lupin, added host on host ...
  • Tycho Brake

    They thought him a magician, Tycho Brahe, ...
  • Five Criticisms - Ii
    (On a certain goddess, acclaimed as "new" but known in Babylon.)

    I saw the assembled artists of our day
    Waiting for light, for music and for song. ...
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Night 48 Heart 43 White 42 Deep 40 Light 39 Hear 35 Sea 35 Great 35 Earth 34 World 31

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Gavcross: a supernatural reading for you. "midnight express" by alfred noyes - 9pm on
Mattievictoria9: “the wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.    the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas…” an illustration inspired by alfred noyes’ poem, the highwayman! (and yes, make all the stand and deliver jokes you want, everyone else is, lol.)
Gnilwoce: 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— alfred noyes
Wolfmercury: the highwayman “and still of a winter’s night, they say, when the wind is in the trees, when the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,    when the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,    a highwayman comes riding” - alfred noyes
_8mira8_: "look for me by moonlight, watch for me by moonlight, i'll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way." alfred noyes
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