Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

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

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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.

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  • 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 ...

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You Can'T Can Love

I don't know how the fishes feel, but I can't help thinking it odd,
That a gay young flapper of a female eel should fall in love with a cod.
Yet - that's exactly what she did and it only goes to prove,
That' what evr you do you can't put the lid on that crazy feeling Love.

Now that young tom-cod was a dreadful rake, and he had no wish to wed,
But he feared that her foolish heart would break, so this is what he said:
"Some fellows prize a woman's eyes, and some admire her lips,
While so

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