Treasure Island

Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

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The Cremation Of Sam McGee


There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
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  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/18/2007 12:33:00 AM)

    I express total respect to a unique and oblique poetic situation. I wouldn't want for a minute to be in the protagonist's position. (Report) Reply

  • Meghan Void (5/9/2007 11:55:00 AM)

    My Grandfather lived in Alaska for a period of time (YEARS AGO) and I always think of him when I read this poem, he introduced me to it and I have since memorized it. (Report) Reply

  • Jenny W (7/17/2006 12:43:00 AM)

    My Grandfather used to read this to me as a small child. Whenever I read it, it takes me back to him. What a wonderful thing. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Wade (5/15/2006 3:43:00 PM)

    This is my favorite poem ever written! My father read it to me many times as it was his favorite too. Thanks Dad for introducing me to Robert Service. (Report) Reply

  • Christena Louise (4/18/2005 12:37:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem immensely!
    BRAVO!
    that's a 15 -but it only allows me 10?
    thank you, for allowing me - my say for the day!
    sincerely,

    christena (Report) Reply

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