Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

361. The Ballad Of The Brand 1/13/2003
362. Moon Song 1/13/2003
363. The Lunger 1/13/2003
364. The Ape And I 1/13/2003
365. The Other One 1/13/2003
366. The Anniversary 1/13/2003
367. Pullman Porter 1/13/2003
368. The Song Of The Wage-Slave 1/13/2003
369. The Home-Coming 1/13/2003
370. Oh, It Is Good 1/13/2003
371. Post Office Romance 1/13/2003
372. Repentance 1/13/2003
373. Pragmatic 1/13/2003
374. Madam La Maquise 1/13/2003
375. The Man From Eldorado 1/13/2003
376. Old Engine Driver 1/13/2003
377. The Reckoning 1/13/2003
378. Take It Easy 1/13/2003
379. The Faceless Man 1/13/2003
380. The Flower Shop 1/13/2003
381. The Coward 1/13/2003
382. The Junior God 1/13/2003
383. The Ballad Of The Leather Medal 1/13/2003
384. The Man Who Knew 1/13/2003
385. The Parson's Son 1/13/2003
386. Michael 1/13/2003
387. My Husky Team 1/13/2003
388. Two Husbands 1/13/2003
389. The Ballad Of One-Eyed Mike 1/13/2003
390. The Dream 1/13/2003
391. Successful Failure 1/13/2003
392. Lord Let Me Live 1/13/2003
393. No Sunday Chicken 1/13/2003
394. The Bandit 1/13/2003
395. Just Think! 1/13/2003
396. The Absinthe Drinkers 1/13/2003
397. Marie Antoinette 1/13/2003
398. Tom Paine 1/13/2003
399. The Land Of Beyond 1/13/2003
400. The Biologic Urge 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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Lobster For Lunch

His face was like a lobster red,
His legs were white as mayonnaise:
"I've had a jolly lunch," he said,
That Englishman of pleasant ways.
"Thy do us well at our hotel:
In England food is dull these days."

"We had a big langouste for lunch.
I almost ate the whole of it.

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