Category Archives: Noyes (Alfred)

When Will We Ever Learn?

Alfred Noyes’s “On the Western Front” challenges us to learn from our wars.

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Look Down on Us Who Journey by Night

Alfred Noyes’s “Night Journey” looks to God to find hope in the night.

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One Kiss, My Bonnie Sweetheart

When my wife and I leave the house in the morning, I will sometimes call out to her, “One kiss, my bonnie sweetheart” and we will embrace before going our separate ways.   I suspect you recognize the line, which is from one of the English language’s most beloved poems, Alfred Noyes’s “The Highwayman.” I write […]

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