Alfred Noyes
Kilmeny (A Song Of The Trawlers) by Alfred Noyes

Kilmeny (A Song Of The Trawlers) by Alfred Noyes

Dark, dark, lay the drifters, against the red west, As they shot their long meshes of steel overside; And the oily green waters were rocking to rest When Kilmeny went out, at the ...

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Sherwood by Alfred Noyes

Sherwood by Alfred Noyes

Sherwood in the twilight, is Robin Hood awake? Grey and ghostly shadows are gliding through the brake; Shadows of the dappled deer, dreaming of the morn, Dreaming of a shadowy man ...

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Art by Alfred Noyes

Art by Alfred Noyes

IYes! Beauty still rebels!Our dreams like clouds disperse:She dwellsIn agate, marble, verse.No false constraint be thine!But, for right walking, chooseThe fine,The strict ...

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A Song Of Sherwood by Alfred Noyes

A Song Of Sherwood by Alfred Noyes

Sherwood in the twilight, is Robin Hood awake?Grey and ghostly shadows are gliding through the brake,Shadows of the dappled deer, dreaming of the morn,Dreaming of a shadowy man ...

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Resurrection by Alfred Noyes

Resurrection by Alfred Noyes

Once more I hear the everlasting seaBreathing beneath the mountain's fragrantbreast,Come unto Me, come unto Me,And I will give you rest.We have destroyed the Temple and in three ...

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Song by Alfred Noyes

Song by Alfred Noyes

I came to the door of the House of LoveAnd knocked as the starry night went by;And my true love cried "Who knocks?" and I said"It is I."And Love looked down from a lattice ...

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A Loom Of Years by Alfred Noyes

A Loom Of Years by Alfred Noyes

In the light of the silent stars that shine on the struggling sea, In the weary cry of the wind and the whisper of flower and tree, Under the breath of laughter, deep in the tide ...

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The Admiral’s Ghost by Alfred Noyes

The Admiral’s Ghost by Alfred Noyes

I tell you a tale to-nightWhich a seaman told to me, With eyes that gleamed in the lanthorn lightAnd a voice as low as the sea. You could almost hear the starsTwinkling up in the ...

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Fishers Of Men by Alfred Noyes

Fishers Of Men by Alfred Noyes

Long, long ago, He said,He who could wake the deadAnd walk upon the sea-'Come, follow Me.Leave your brown nets and bringOnly your hearts to sing,Only your souls to pray,Rise, come ...

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On A Mountain Top by Alfred Noyes

On A Mountain Top by Alfred Noyes

On this high altar, fringed with fernsThat darken against the sky,The dawn in lonely beauty burnsAnd all our evils die.The struggling sea that roared belowIs quieter than the ...

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The Elfin Artist by Alfred Noyes

The Elfin Artist by Alfred Noyes

In a glade of an elfin forest When Sussex was Eden-new, I came on an elvish painter And watched as his picture grew, A harebell nodded beside him. He dipt his brush in the dew. ...

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Immortal Sails by Alfred Noyes

Immortal Sails by Alfred Noyes

Now, in a breath, we’ll burst those gates of gold, And ransack heaven before our moment fails. Now, in a breath, before we, too, grow old, We’ll mount and sing and spread immortal ...

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Shadows On The Down by Alfred Noyes

Shadows On The Down by Alfred Noyes

When daffodils danced in Chuck Hatch, and white cloudsDrew their own shadowy purple across the hills,Darkening the valley where the small flint churchThe Saxon built stood ...

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Alzuna by Alfred Noyes

Alzuna by Alfred Noyes

The forest of Alzuna hides a pool. Beside that pool, a shadowy tree up-towers. High on that tree, a bough most beautiful Bends with the fragrant burden of its flowers. ...

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Shakespeare’s Kingdom by Alfred Noyes

Shakespeare’s Kingdom by Alfred Noyes

When Shakespeare came to LondonHe met no shouting throngs;He carried in his knapsackA scroll of quiet songs.No proud heraldic trumpetAcclaimed him on his way;Their court and camp ...

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Cap’N Storm-Along by Alfred Noyes

Cap’N Storm-Along by Alfred Noyes

They are buffeting out in the bitter grey weather,-Blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down!-Sea-larksinging to Golden Feather,And burly blue waters all swelling ...

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The Barrel-Organ by Alfred Noyes

The Barrel-Organ by Alfred Noyes

There's a barrel-organ carolling across a golden street In the City as the sun sinks low; And the music's not immortal; but the world has made it sweet And fulfilled it with the ...

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Peace by Alfred Noyes

Peace by Alfred Noyes

Give me the pulse of the tide againAnd the slow lapse of the leaves,The rustling gold of a field of grainAnd a bird in the nested eaves;And a fishing-smack in the old harbourWhere ...

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A New Madrigal To An Old Melody by Alfred Noyes

A New Madrigal To An Old Melody by Alfred Noyes

(It is supposed that Shadow-of-a-Leaf uses the word 'clear' in amore ancient sense of 'beautiful.')As along a dark pine-bough, in slender white mysteryThe moon lay to listen, ...

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The Moon Is Up by Alfred Noyes

The Moon Is Up by Alfred Noyes

The moon is up, the stars are bright.the wind is fresh and free!We're out to seek the gold tonightacross the silver sea!The world is growing grey and old:break out the sails ...

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At Dawn by Alfred Noyes

At Dawn by Alfred Noyes

O Hesper-Phosphor, far away Shining, the first, the last white star, Hear’st thou the strange, the ghostly cry, That moan of an ancient agony From purple forest to golden sky ...

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Epilogue by Alfred Noyes

Epilogue by Alfred Noyes

Carol, every violet hasHeaven for a looking-glass!Every little valley liesUnder many-clouded skies;Every little cottage standsGirt about with boundless lands.Every little ...

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The Searchlights by Alfred Noyes

The Searchlights by Alfred Noyes

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 ...

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To The R.A.F by Alfred Noyes

To The R.A.F by Alfred Noyes

Never since English ships went outTo singe the beard of Spain,Or English sea-dogs hunted deathAlong the Spanish Main,Never since Drake and Raleigh wonOur freedom of the seas,Have ...

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Dead Man’s Morrice by Alfred Noyes

Dead Man’s Morrice by Alfred Noyes

There came a crowder to the Mermaid Inn,One dark May night,Fiddling a tune that quelled our motley din,With quaint delight,It haunts me yet, as old lost airs will do,A phantom ...

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The Sussex Sailor by Alfred Noyes

The Sussex Sailor by Alfred Noyes

O, once, by Cuckmere Haven,I heard a sailor singOf shores beyond the sunset, And lands of lasting spring,Of blue lagoons and palm treesAnd isles where all was young;But this was ...

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The Matin-Song Of Friar Tuck by Alfred Noyes

The Matin-Song Of Friar Tuck by Alfred Noyes

I.If souls could sing to heaven's high KingAs blackbirds pipe on earth,How those delicious courts would ringWith gusts of lovely mirth!What white-robed throng could lift a songSo ...

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Princeton, May, 1917 by Alfred Noyes

Princeton, May, 1917 by Alfred Noyes

Here Freedom stood by slaughtered friend and foe,And, ere the wrath paled or that sunset died,Looked through the ages; then, with eyes aglow,Laid them to wait that future, side by ...

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The New Duckling by Alfred Noyes

The New Duckling by Alfred Noyes

'I want to be new,' said the duckling.'O, ho!' said the wise old owl,While the guinea-hen cluttered off chucklingTo tell all the rest of the fowl.'I should like a more elegant ...

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Dedication :   To The Memory Of Cecil Spring-Rice by Alfred Noyes

Dedication : To The Memory Of Cecil Spring-Rice by Alfred Noyes

STEADFAST as any soldier of the lineHe served his England, with the imminent deathPoised at his heart. Nor could the world divineThe constant peril of each burdened ...

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Moving Through The Dew by Alfred Noyes

Moving Through The Dew by Alfred Noyes

IMoving through the dew, moving through the dew, Ere I waken in the city—Life, thy dawn makes all things new! And up a fir-clad glen, far from all the haunts of men, Up a glen ...

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Beethoven In Central Park by Alfred Noyes

Beethoven In Central Park by Alfred Noyes

(After a glimpse of a certain monument in New York, during theVictory Celebration)The thousand-windowed towers were all alight.Throngs of all nations filled that glittering ...

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Old Japan by Alfred Noyes

Old Japan by Alfred Noyes

In old Japan, by creek and bay,The blue plum-blossoms blow,Where birds with sea-blue plumage gayThrough sea-blue branches go:Dragons are coiling down belowLike dragons on a ...

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An Open Boat by Alfred Noyes

An Open Boat by Alfred Noyes

O, what is that whimpering there in the darkness?'Let him lie in my arms. He is breathing, I know.Look. I'll wrap all my hair round his neck' - 'The sea's rising,The boat must be ...

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The Old Fool In The Wood by Alfred Noyes

The Old Fool In The Wood by Alfred Noyes

'If I could whisper you all I know,'Said the Old Fool in the Wood,'You'd never say that green leaves grow.You'd say, 'Ah, what a happy moodThe Master must be in today,To think ...

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Lines For A Sun-Dial by Alfred Noyes

Lines For A Sun-Dial by Alfred Noyes

With shadowy pen I write,Till time be done,Good news of some strange light,Some far off sun.

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Sunlight And Sea by Alfred Noyes

Sunlight And Sea by Alfred Noyes

Give me the sunlight and the seaAnd who shall take my heaven from me?Light of the Sun, Life of the Sun,O happy, bold companion,Whose golden laughters round me run,Making wine of ...

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On The Western Front by Alfred Noyes

On The Western Front by Alfred Noyes

II found a dreadful acre of the dead, Marked with the only sign on earth that saves. The wings of death were hurrying overhead, The loose earth shook on those unquiet graves; For ...

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To A Successful Man by Alfred Noyes

To A Successful Man by Alfred Noyes

(WHAT THE GHOSTS SAID.)And after all the labour and the pains,After the heaping up of gold on gold,After success that locked your feet in chains,And left you with a heart so tired ...

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The Man Who Discovered The Use Of A Chair by Alfred Noyes

The Man Who Discovered The Use Of A Chair by Alfred Noyes

The man who discovered the use of a chair,_Odds--bobs--What a wonderful man!_He used to sit down on it, tearing his hair,Till he thought of a highly original plan.For years he had ...

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The Lost Battle by Alfred Noyes

The Lost Battle by Alfred Noyes

It is not over yet-the fightWhere those immortal dreamers failed.They stormed the citadels of night,And the night praised them-and prevailed.So long ago the cause was lostWe ...

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Haunted In Old Japan by Alfred Noyes

Haunted In Old Japan by Alfred Noyes

IMusic of the star-shine shimmering o’er the seaMirror me no longer in the dusk of memory:Dim and white the rose-leaves drift along the shoreWind among the roses, blow no ...

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Cotton-Wool by Alfred Noyes

Cotton-Wool by Alfred Noyes

Shun the brush and shun the pen,Shun the ways of clever men,When they prove that black is white,Whey they swear that wrong is right,When they roast the singing starsLike ...

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The Little Roads by Alfred Noyes

The Little Roads by Alfred Noyes

The great roads are all grown overThat seemed so firm and white.The deep black forests have covered them.How should I walk aright?How should I thread these tangled mazes,Or grope ...

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The Open Door by Alfred Noyes

The Open Door by Alfred Noyes

O Mystery of life,That, after all our strife,Defeats, mistakes,Just as, at last, we seeThe road to victory,The tired heart breaks.Just as the long years giveKnowledge of how to ...

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The Island Hawk by Alfred Noyes

The Island Hawk by Alfred Noyes

Hushed are the whimpering winds on the hill,Dumb is the shrinking plain,And the songs that enchanted the woods are stillAs I shoot to the skies again!Does the blood grow black on ...

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Fashions by Alfred Noyes

Fashions by Alfred Noyes

Fashion on fashion on fashion,(With only the truth growing old!)And here's the new purple of passion,(And love waiting out in the cold)Who'll buy?They are crying new lamps for ...

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The Inn Of Apollo by Alfred Noyes

The Inn Of Apollo by Alfred Noyes

Have you supped at the Inn of Apollo,While the last light fades from the West?Has the Lord of the Sun, at the world's end,Poured you his ripest and best?O, there's wine in that ...

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Memories Of The Pacific Coast by Alfred Noyes

Memories Of The Pacific Coast by Alfred Noyes

I know a land, I, too,Where warm keen incense on the sea-wind blows,And all the winter long the skies are blue,And the brown deserts blossom with the rose.Deserts of all ...

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The Humming Birds by Alfred Noyes

The Humming Birds by Alfred Noyes

Green wing and ruby throat,What shining spell, what exquisite sorcery,Lured you to floatAnd fight with bees round this one flowering tree?Petulant imps of light,What whisper or ...

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