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In Poetry and Verse

Over hundreds of years, the traditional Robin Hood story and its Sherwood Forest locations have fired the imagination of poets of all styles and interpretations and the legend and its popular characters have been frequently featured in a variety of works ranging from the early Medieval ballads to classic narrative poems and bizarre rhymes.

Do let us know if you find any new and imaginative work – or maybe try writing one yourself?

Here are a selection of poems that have recently come to our attention.

THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND Vol 2

Debra Wetherbee in Afghanistan brought the following Robin Hood poem to our attention, which she found when she was researching her family ancestry. The poem appeared in "THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND" Vol.2" by Thomas Fuller, which was published in 1811.

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Forest of Moonlight

Peom by Mary Shepard

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Nottingham's Heroes

Poem by Pippa Hennessy, Nottingham Writers’ Studio

 

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A Geste of Robyn Hode

"Lythe and listen gentilmen, that be of frebore blode,
I shal you tel of a gode yeman, his name was Robyn Hode".

 

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