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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?