Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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The Highwayman

The Highwayman
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ladybugb


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One of my fave poems. Beautiful work.

paxdomino


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ladybugb wrote:One of my fave poems. Beautiful work.


Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!

ladybugb


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paxdomino wrote:Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!


YESYESYES!!! :D It's beautiful - she did an amazing job on that track!

lepyan


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Great poem & nice work
gmv

naomiderrebe


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paxdomino wrote:Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!


I love Lorenna's version! It's beautiful. The only real shame is that she left out 3 stanzas, one important to the plotline of the poem. alas.

LadyofRohan2995


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naomiderrebe wrote:I love Lorenna's version! It's beautiful. The only real shame is that she left out 3 stanzas, one important to the plotline of the poem. alas.


Love the poem and her version. The left-out stanza does make the plot harder to follow, but I find it interesting that her version is almost more depressing--even though the refrain at the end of the poem brings them back as ghosts, it still focuses on love; hers ends with violence and, I think, focus more on the Highwayman than Bess.

gertiestn


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Nice shirt. And it knocks my socks off to find that I'm in a veritable hotbed of Loreena McKennitt fans!

goldenthorn


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paxdomino wrote:Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!


I did not know this existed in song form! Ugh, now my heart is even further shattered--damn you! (Thank you!)

amen87


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This is such a great poem. I was so happy to see that someone had chosen it to do a shirt of it. This is such a great design too! I'm glad it's on a black shirt too since those are usually the only shirts I seem to buy lol I loved this design so much! Great job! If this wins I wont buy one though... I'd buy twelve! lol

rasabi


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Love the atmosphere of this one. Great job !

jrhetrick


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paxdomino wrote:Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!


Phil Ochs also does an amazing version of this song on the album 'I Ain't Marching Anymore'

wottwin


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I like the moon and glowing clouds behind his head - really dramatic!

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omarfeliciano


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Very nice rendering. GMV

epicfal


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I had never heard of this poem, but the image was so fantastic I decided to look it up. That is an amazing poem, and your interpretation is spot-on.

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