Robert William Service
Robert William Service Poems
|122.||The Smoking Frog||1/13/2003|
|123.||The Silent Ones||1/13/2003|
|124.||The Sightless Man||1/13/2003|
|125.||The Shorter Catechism||1/13/2003|
|126.||The Shooting Of Dan Mcgrew||1/13/2003|
|131.||The Scribe's Prayer||1/13/2003|
|137.||The Rhyme Of The Restless Ones||1/13/2003|
|138.||The Rhyme Of The Remittance Man||1/13/2003|
|142.||The Red Retreat||1/13/2003|
|150.||The Pretty Lady||1/13/2003|
|153.||The Pigeons Of St. Marks||1/13/2003|
|154.||The Pigeon Shooting||1/13/2003|
|155.||The Philistine And The Bohemian||1/13/2003|
|157.||The Petit Vieux||1/13/2003|
|158.||The Pencil Seller||1/13/2003|
|159.||The Passing Of The Year||1/13/2003|
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
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.
Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he'd often say in ...
Oh how I'd be gay and glad
If a little house I had,
Snuggled in a shady lot,
With behind a garden plot;
Simple grub, old duds to wear,
A book, a pipe, a rocking-chair . . .
You would never hear me grouse
If I had a little house.