Learn More

Francis Duggan

The Great Robert Service

An Englishman born with the great gift of rhyme
He lived in the Yukon in his glorious prime
A master wordsmith of the twentieth century
He glorified Dan Mgrew and Sam Magee.

With words 'twould be fair to say he had a way
And in his stirring ballads he lives on today
The great Robert Service he knew of great fame
And in the Yukon his lives as a legendary name.

His ballads and poems to the masses are known
The great Robert Service was in a class of his own
He sang of life and death in the lands of the snow
And the rhymes from his pen in great torrents did flow.

He sang of the Yukon in the days of old
And of the desperate characters who moiled for gold
And of the barmaids and hookers of old Dawson Town
Where he penned his way into literary renown.

A poet at heart and that type are so rare
And few with Robert Service that one could compare
He penned stirring ballads of the Land of snow
And in death as in life his legend seem to grow.

Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
9 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Great Robert Service by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. God and Most Young People, Is It Poetry
  2. Left Before She Was Found, Sierra Staten
  3. Child in Me, Sierra Staten
  4. Of the Seven Deadly Sins- Jealousy, Emily Liang
  5. Crashed Thrones, Abby Bilan
  6. BMO, A.R Evangelista
  7. Let it remain, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Miracle over, hasmukh amathalal
  9. In The Eyes Of The Lord, Tom Zart
  10. My feelings, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Autumn Days, Heather Burns
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]