Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

361. The Ballad Of The Brand 1/13/2003
362. The Pretty Lady 1/13/2003
363. The Duel 1/13/2003
364. The Philistine And The Bohemian 1/13/2003
365. The Man From Athabaska 1/13/2003
366. Resolutions 1/13/2003
367. The Sniper 1/13/2003
368. Moon Song 1/13/2003
369. Stamp Collector 1/13/2003
370. The Quest 1/13/2003
371. The Other One 1/13/2003
372. The Lunger 1/13/2003
373. The Ape And I 1/13/2003
374. The Anniversary 1/13/2003
375. Pullman Porter 1/13/2003
376. Oh, It Is Good 1/13/2003
377. Post Office Romance 1/13/2003
378. To The Man Of The High North 1/13/2003
379. Repentance 1/13/2003
380. Pragmatic 1/13/2003
381. Madam La Maquise 1/13/2003
382. The Ape And God 1/13/2003
383. Old Engine Driver 1/13/2003
384. The Reckoning 1/13/2003
385. Take It Easy 1/13/2003
386. The Man From Eldorado 1/13/2003
387. The Flower Shop 1/13/2003
388. The Junior God 1/13/2003
389. The Ballad Of The Leather Medal 1/13/2003
390. The Man Who Knew 1/13/2003
391. The Parson's Son 1/13/2003
392. Premonition 1/13/2003
393. Kittens 1/13/2003
394. The Ballad Of One-Eyed Mike 1/13/2003
395. Two Husbands 1/13/2003
396. My Husky Team 1/13/2003
397. On The Wire 1/13/2003
398. The Dream 1/13/2003
399. Successful Failure 1/13/2003
400. No Sunday Chicken 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • Mag Uidhir (4/21/2012 8:50:00 PM)

    Sara. I can only assume you are American. Have you ever heard the phrase Ugly American? It is a derogatory term for Americans who travel to foreign destinations and completely ignore the culture there, eat at McDonalds, drink Bud Lite then go home and tell their friends that Paris was boring because the only restaurant they could find was McDonalds. Ugly Americans also like to brag about how great they are and take credit for things that aren't theirs. Such is your statement that Robert Service was the most important AMERICAN storyteller of this century. You may be shocked by this but Service was born in England then emigrated to Canada where he became a CANADIAN cultural treasure. A short biography is on this site. Please read it.

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  • Nelson Ferreira Alves (3/23/2008 11:22:00 AM)

    In you words have a so out mathematical free and more free yet.

    The most beautiful poem i read for the last long searching days.

    Thank You

  • April Krygowski (8/11/2007 11:52:00 PM)

    I enjoyed an incredible cruise and land trip last week to Alaska. Our tour bus driver recited Robert Service poetry as he drove us into the Yukon! I was thirlled to see this poem of the day and read about Service, the 'Kipling of Canada.'- April Krygowski

  • Donald Reid (4/9/2007 4:12:00 PM)

    Robert W Service must be one of the great poets of his generation. Indeed I would suggest that his popularity is increasing, certainly here in Ayrshire, Scotland. I've attended several functions lately and been delighted to hear classics such as The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Spell of the Yukon. I spend many a happy night enjoying his wonderful poems.

  • Danuta Glendenning (3/23/2007 5:28:00 PM)

    This poem is simply brilliant in that it incorporates Science in the first verse, Hinduism in the second, and Buddhism in the third verse. I'm taking it to my Poetry class and will share it with other poetry lovers.

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


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.

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