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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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,360 Points Earnest Gatuma (11/2/2016 2:04:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 71,428 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (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. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 77,681 Points Sandra Feldman (10/23/2016 8:47:00 PM)

    How Sweet!
    Today's cynicism, sure does beat! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  9. 9. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  10. 10. Home , Anne Brontë
  11. 11. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  12. 12. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  13. 13. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  14. 14. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  15. 15. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  16. 16. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  17. 17. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  18. 18. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  19. 19. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  20. 20. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  21. 21. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  22. 22. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  23. 23. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  24. 24. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  25. 25. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  26. 26. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  27. 27. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  28. 28. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  29. 29. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  30. 30. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  31. 31. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  32. 32. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  33. 33. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  34. 34. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  35. 35. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  36. 36. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  37. 37. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  38. 38. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  39. 39. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  40. 40. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  41. 41. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  42. 42. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  43. 43. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  44. 44. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  45. 45. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  46. 46. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  47. 47. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  48. 48. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  49. 49. Home , Rupert Brooke
  50. 50. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
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