The Highwayman Trifecta


©2012-2013 ~Maryanneleslie

My favorite poem is The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. I feel compelled to share it this April in honor of National Poetry Month. Last year I found a brilliant artist named Mary Anne Leslie who does amazing and precise images that remind me of stained glass and holy places. You can see that post here or visit her on Facebook and give her a like.

This year I have found a new way to enjoy my favorite poem on a site called Soundcloud where you can hear all sorts of good things, including The Highwayman set to music and sung by a beautiful woman.

Between Mary Anne’s artwork, Loreena McKennitt’s singing and the words originally set to paper by Noyes I have the perfect poetical trifecta.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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One Response to The Highwayman Trifecta

  1. I’m not a poet. Often I find it difficult to interrupt what the poem means, but this I understood perfectly and what a sad story it tells. I liked how it’s set to music. It really added to the enjoyment!

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