Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

1. The Healer 1/13/2003
2. Kings Must Die 1/13/2003
3. Triumph 1/13/2003
4. Trixie 1/13/2003
5. Rhyme-Smith 1/13/2003
6. Lowly Laureate 1/13/2003
7. My Favourite Fan 1/13/2003
8. Lucindy Jane 1/13/2003
9. The AlcÁZar 1/13/2003
10. Our Pote 1/13/2003
11. Room 4: The Painter Chap 1/13/2003
12. Room 5: The Concert Singer 1/13/2003
13. Ripeness 1/13/2003
14. Portrait 1/13/2003
15. White-Collar Spaniard 1/13/2003
16. Village Don Juan 1/13/2003
17. Noctambule 1/13/2003
18. Kail Yard Bard 1/13/2003
19. The Afflicted 1/13/2003
20. Reverence 1/13/2003
21. Old Trouper 1/13/2003
22. The Host 1/13/2003
23. Priscilla 1/13/2003
24. My Masters 1/13/2003
25. My Chapel 1/13/2003
26. The Defeated 1/13/2003
27. Miss Mischievous 1/13/2003
28. On The Boulevard 1/13/2003
29. Sympathy 1/13/2003
30. Vanity 1/13/2003
31. Playboy 1/13/2003
32. My Book 1/13/2003
33. Suppose? 1/13/2003
34. The Little Piou-Piou 1/13/2003
35. The Palace 1/13/2003
36. The Macaronis 1/13/2003
37. Surtax 1/13/2003
38. My Feud 1/13/2003
39. My Hundred Books 1/13/2003
40. The Fool 1/13/2003

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  • Mo (Maureen O''Connor) de Koff (9/7/2018 5:19:00 PM)

    Also, I believe it may be a typo in the second stanza, third line, of Robert William Service's poem Resignation, to begin that line alone with a lowercase o - especially as the second line ends with a period. It should read: Or, as I wear my collars high, how laundry men would gloat!

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  • Mo (Maureen O''Connor) de Koff (9/7/2018 5:15:00 PM)

    The first line of Robert William Service's poem Resignation, should read:
    I'd hate to be a centipede (of legs I've only two) ,
    The poem is written in Iambic heptameter (7 beats=14 syllables, or beats) . Not only does it start the poem out incorrectly with poor context, without the a, the meter and rhythm is thrown off, as well.

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  • Dr..Marshall l. Goodwin (8/24/2018 4:53:00 AM)

    I have sat around the dinner table in our log cabin up in northern Maine and recited Services poems to my sons, grandsons and friends. Wonderful memories!

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  • Richard Thompson (6/2/2018 11:52:00 AM)

    I have memorized and delivered many of the Robert Service poetry at clubs and private parties.

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  • Sameer verma (5/24/2018 1:52:00 AM)

    Nice poem

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  • Cleveland Gibson (4/17/2018 7:47:00 AM)

    I read the 'shooting of Dan' and learnt it by heart.
    It was an experience, I used to say it to my son' and he enjoyed it.
    I ought to point out at that time I'd never written any poetry.
    Next I read 'The Highwayman' and wrote a tribute poem called 'After The Highwayman. I might now consider writing something in the Robert Service vein. Who knows? '

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  • Mayank (4/11/2018 9:19:00 AM)

    Summery

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  • Ronald Wheeler (3/26/2018 5:36:00 PM)

    Anybody who criticizes Robert W. Service is not only an -hole who knows nothing about poetry, but is severely lacking in intelligence.

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Best Poem of Robert William Service

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 ...

Read the full of The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee

The Enigma

The Sergeant of a Highland Reg-
-Iment was drilling of his men;
With temper notably on edge
He blest them every now and then.
A sweet old lady standing by,
Was looking on with fascination,
And then she dared this question shy,
That pertubates the Celtic nation.

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