Top TUE Tuesday

the old number 2

Photo Courtesy of: johnfromtheradio

This week I’m of a certain giddiness and eager to share with you the Top 2 Tuesday pics for this week. I shall digress a moment only to tell you that I am always eager to share my top picks with you, though today my excitement levels just might in fact be a tad bit more then normal.

With that said, I can tell you are at the edge of your seat, with bated breath, curiously wondering what the heck they are. What could cause this much anticipation and suspense (I wonder if I should try writing a novel that captures this effect…The question is though, would it be successful? ..hmm, well too much to consider and contemplate here.) I need to get off this digression and just let you have it, and give it to you straight.

My Top 2 picks are in regards to one of my most favorite poems, which is titled The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. You may be scratching your head now, though let me clarify. I was first introduced to this great poem through the voices of Ann with an “e” Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) and Loreena Mckennitt (Celtic singer/song-writer). Their voices bring a life to this poem that I am eager to share with you now.

Ann with an “e” reciting of the Highwayman

Loreena McKennitt’s song evokes a storytelling quality of the Highwayman that is both lulling and enticing. Take a listen.

As always, would love to know your thoughts and opinions. Are you a fan of the Highwayman? What is your favorite poem?

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3 thoughts on “Top TUE Tuesday

  1. I love the lyrical quality of The Highwayman and the way it tells a graphic story in such a passionate way. The same could be said of my favorite poem, Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe.

  2. I have not read that one (Annabelle Lee) in a long while. Think I’ll have to revisit it again here soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. blackinkheart says:

    I absolutely love this poem. It’s imagery is so thoughtful, paired with the Romanticism of their deaths really takes you to a different time. Besides this, I can’t pin down exactly which poems are my favorite especially with all of Shakespeare to choose from. But I enjoy Kipling’s Female of the Species, as well as Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti. Though, I only enjoy Goblin market for the lines,
    “We must not look at goblin men,
    We must not buy their fruits:
    Who knows upon what soil they fed
    Their hungry thirsty roots?’”

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