“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-
The highwayman came riding up to the old inn-door.”
–Alfred Noyes, The Highwayman
For the full poem, click HERE! But I highly recommend listening to the poem as a song instead by Loreena McKennitt from her Book of Secrets album as shown below.