Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Home And Love - Poem by Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
When angels talk in Heaven above,
I'm sure they have no words more sweet
Than Home and Love.

Just Home and Love! it's hard to guess
Which of the two were best to gain;
Home without Love is bitterness;
Love without Home is often pain.
No! each alone will seldom do;
Somehow they travel hand and glove:
If you win one you must have two,
Both Home and Love.

And if you've both, well then I'm sure
You ought to sing the whole day long;
It doesn't matter if you're poor
With these to make divine your song.
And so I praisefully repeat,
When angels talk in Heaven above,
There are no words more simply sweet
Than Home and Love.


Comments about Home And Love by Robert William Service

  • (11/20/2017 8:16:00 AM)


    Nice! but no good
    Because I am a student
    Ha! ha! Ha! Very funny😂😂
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  • Earnest Gatuma (11/2/2016 2:04:00 PM)


    generally reflective...I love it! (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2016 10:58:00 PM)


    Love without home is often pain,
    Home without love is bitterness
    Great truths reflected in this beautifully envisioned poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • (10/23/2016 8:47:00 PM)


    How Sweet!
    Today's cynicism, sure does beat!
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  • Amar Agarwala (10/23/2016 7:26:00 PM)


    A nice refreshing little poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (10/23/2016 10:21:00 AM)


    Delightful poem.....really enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/23/2016 4:28:00 AM)

    Wow! ! ! !
    Congrats for being selected.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/23/2016 1:48:00 AM)

    Peace and joy!
    Home and love. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (8/3/2016 8:11:00 PM)


    Awwh! That's a fantastic poem.. Love it (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2015 5:31:00 AM)


    home sweet home.... (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2014 5:23:00 AM)


    Phenomenal piece indeed, home without love and love without home are unthinkable............. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/24/2014 4:15:00 AM)


    Home and love, home without love is hell -HOME- Heaven of my enjoyment and LOVE.- Life of vulgarity ends, - Honorable poet concluded -There are no words more simply sweet, Than Home and Love. so nice I pray house must be home Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2014 3:31:00 AM)


    How true! ! ! The home is where the heart lives...no matter how humble or grand... (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2014 1:54:00 AM)


    I found this tweedy in the first stanza (personal taste) but the second stanza it came into it's own with thought provoking truths. (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2013 9:50:00 PM)


    Touching and spectacular! Sweet and simple truth indeed :) (Report) Reply

  • Jasmine Fafanyo Awagah (10/24/2013 10:01:00 AM)


    i Just like the concept...love without home is no love and a home without love is no home. (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens (10/24/2013 8:15:00 AM)


    i love this poem...reminds me a lot of old stories.... (Report) Reply

  • Manohar Bhatia (10/24/2013 7:37:00 AM)


    A man may buy a house, but its the woman who turns it into a home with love, sacrifice, hard chores to put the home in order. So {Home} & {Love} are the prerogative of the woman who has tied up with the man to start a family.Its true these two important words_____ Homa & Love are interconnected. Simple byut beautiful poem.
    Manohar Bhatia.
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  • (5/15/2013 12:27:00 AM)


    I have a thick card with the poem Home and Love although it stops at Than home and love. By Robert W Service the front has two trees with a road leading to two homes. Its black and white on the back written in pencil says 1868
    11 x 18
    3 on 1 Sounds V
    1/2 3163 cant make out the last work. I don't know what it was made for. I am wondering if it is a template to create more of these. Does anyone know what it may be? I would appreciate any help
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  • (10/25/2012 6:45:00 PM)


    wow..this is an excellent poem..thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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