Senryu : Tuesday Platform : The Highwayman

Dovedale by Moonlight circa 1785 by Joseph Wright of Derby, oil on canvas

sweet voice sings sadness
 of love waiting, death’s warning
 highwayman’s parting

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The Tuesday Platform shared a beautiful haunting song for the poetry challenge: The Highwayman sung by Loreena McKennit. I highly recommend a listen. It’s a sad song though. Alfred Noyes wrote the poem in 1906.

Dovedale by Moonlight painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797), oil on canvas, circa 1785, via Wikimedia Commons


Originally published at Cactus Haiku.