Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Your Poem - Poem by Robert William Service

My poem may be yours indeed
In melody and tone,
If in its rhythm you can read
A music of your own;
If in its pale woof you can weave
Your lovelier design,
'Twill make my lyric, I believe,
More yours than mine.

I'm but a prompter at the best;
Crude cues are all I give.
In simple stanzas I suggest -
'Tis you who make them live.
My bit of rhyme is but a frame,
And if my lines you quote,
I think, although they bear my name,
'Tis you who wrote.

Yours is the beauty that you see
In any words I sing;
The magic and the melody
'Tis you, dear friend, who bring.
Yea, by the glory and the gleam,
The loveliness that lures
Your thought to starry heights of dream,
The poem's yours.


Comments about Your Poem by Robert William Service

  • (5/9/2016 11:04:00 PM)


    Hats off for the simplicity and humility of the great poet expressed in this equally great poem. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (5/9/2016 12:18:00 AM)


    ......an excellent rhythm, a very nice poem indeed ★ (Report) Reply

  • Sylva Portoian (5/17/2010 4:28:00 AM)


    Robert William Service (1874-1958)

    Robert for 'Your Poem'

    You are a hearty poet
    The more we read your poems
    We love you more
    Because you give your kindest love
    And have more to give
    In spite you of being miles away...!
    I'm sure in poets paradise...
    and no where else
    I do rhyme with your poems
    Till I reach hopefully there!

    Sylva Portoian, MD
    May 17,2010
    (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »



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?

Read poems about / on: lyric, poem, magic, believe, music, friend, beauty, dream



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]