Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

401. The Biologic Urge 1/13/2003
402. Tom Paine 1/13/2003
403. Tea On The Lawn 1/13/2003
404. The Sniper 1/13/2003
405. Only A Boche 1/13/2003
406. The Bohemian Dreams 1/13/2003
407. The Anniversary 1/13/2003
408. Lucille 1/13/2003
409. Regret 1/13/2003
410. Music In The Bush 1/13/2003
411. Rhyme Builder 1/13/2003
412. The Sum-Up 1/13/2003
413. My Friends 1/13/2003
414. Pragmatic 1/13/2003
415. Courage 2 1/3/2015
416. Toilet Seats 1/13/2003
417. Jobson Of The Star 1/13/2003
418. The Ballad Of The Black Fox Skin 1/13/2003
419. The Farmer's Daughter 1/13/2003
420. The Cow-Juice Cure 1/13/2003
421. Murderers 1/13/2003
422. My Brothers 1/13/2003
423. The Ballad Of Lenin's Tomb 1/13/2003
424. While The Bannock Bakes 1/13/2003
425. The Squaw Man 1/13/2003
426. Courage 3 1/3/2015
427. The Choice 1/13/2003
428. The Haggis Of Private Mcphee 1/13/2003
429. The Cuckoo 1/13/2003
430. The Enigma 1/13/2003
431. Wine Bibber 1/13/2003
432. My Guardian Angel 1/13/2003
433. The Rhyme Of The Restless Ones 1/13/2003
434. My Future 1/13/2003
435. The Ordinary Man 1/13/2003
436. The Flower Shop 1/13/2003
437. The Goat And I 1/13/2003
438. Little Brother 1/13/2003
439. The Land Of Beyond 1/13/2003
440. Florrie 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

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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