The Burning Question – What is Your Favourite #Poem?

Highwayman

Yes, I do apologize, I didn’t get off to a fabulous start here, been a while, no excuses, terribly sorry!

Something a bit more relevant than the last Burning Question:   What is your favourite Poem and, of course, Why?  (and yes, it can certainly be one of your own or by a fellow blogger) Please Post that poem (or a link to it if it is lengthy) and Why you couldn’t possibly live without it.

Mine is, without a doubt, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes ( found here: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16431)  It is a beautifully, tragic Narrative Poem that is romantic as well as sad, passionate as well as frightening, and evokes breathtaking imagery.   I fell in love with this poem the first time I heard it in High School, and then, to my inexplicable delight, I discovered that Loreena McKennitt set it to music.  Needless to say, it is now also one of my all time favourite songs…(listen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Y-VBD0kRI )

What’s Yours?

One thought on “The Burning Question – What is Your Favourite #Poem?

Having Perused, Let Your Thoughts Show; and in Receiving them, Thank You Ever So!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.