Alfred Noyes was the son of Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes. He was born on the 16th of September in the year 1880 in the town of Wolverhamton, England. His father was a teacher and taught Latin and Greek and in Aberystwyth, Wales. In 1898, Alfred attended Exeter College in Oxford. Though he failed to earn a degree, the young poet published his first collection of poetry, The Loom of Years, in 1902.
Between 1903 and 1908, Noyes published five volumes of poetry including The Forest of Wild Thym..
Apart from the writings that bear his name (Revelation, the Gospel, and the three Epistles) there are few references to St. John in the New Testament, but, if we had to depend on these references alone, there is enough to give him one of the chief places in the history of Christendom.