Vespers and Vampires – Poems from my personal collection of original and vintage verse created by writers we should’ve heard about (or heard much more of) long ago. “Owen Meredith” was a pseudonym used by Lord Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton (1831-1891) an English statesman and poet. While nearly forgotten today, the poetry of Owen Meredith was popular during his time.
Alfred Noyes (1880-1958) was an English poet and “The Highwayman,” is perhaps his best known work. 1. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding— Riding—riding— The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.