Feb 28, 2012

Short Story of the Week (62) - The Highwayman

Story Title: The Highwayman
Author: Alfred Noyes


The tragic tale of a Highwayman who is in love with an inn keeper's daughter.

Favorite Line

"And the blood of her veins in the moonlight throbbed to her love's refrain"

My Thoughts

Technically this is a poem but it's a longer story poem. I think it still counts as a short story. I was struck by a mood to read this in it's entirety for the first time. I've read and heard excerpts of it several times, but I have never read the whole thing. Luckily The Highwayman is one of those poems that is easily found on the internet. Shiny! I have to say that this poem is awesome. It's incredibly depressing and poignant, but definitely awesome. I love the rhythms and the imagery. The Highwayman  is completely worth reading.  

1 comment:

Christy said...

I love the Highwayman. I'm an Anne of Green Gables fan and I love the way she recites it in the movie!