Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

401. Old Codger 1/13/2003
402. Old Crony 1/13/2003
403. Old David Smail 1/13/2003
404. Old Ed 1/13/2003
405. Old Engine Driver 1/13/2003
406. Old Scout 1/13/2003
407. Old Sweethearts 1/13/2003
408. Old Tom 1/13/2003
409. Old Trouper 1/13/2003
410. Ommission 1/13/2003
411. On The Boulevard 1/13/2003
412. On The Wire 1/13/2003
413. Only A Boche 1/13/2003
414. Orphan School 1/13/2003
415. Our Daily Bread 1/13/2003
416. Our Hero 1/13/2003
417. Our Pote 1/13/2003
418. Over The Parapet 1/13/2003
419. Pantheist 1/13/2003
420. Patches 1/13/2003
421. Pavement Poet 1/13/2003
422. Pedlar 1/13/2003
423. Perfection 1/13/2003
424. Periods 1/13/2003
425. Picture Dealer 1/13/2003
426. Pilgrims 1/13/2003
427. Pipe Smoker 1/13/2003
428. Playboy 1/13/2003
429. Plebeian Plutocrat 1/13/2003
430. Poet And Peer 1/13/2003
431. Poet's Path 1/13/2003
432. Politeness 1/13/2003
433. Pooch 1/13/2003
434. Poor Cock Robin 1/13/2003
435. Poor Kid 1/13/2003
436. Poor Peter 1/13/2003
437. Poor Poet 1/13/2003
438. Portent 1/13/2003
439. Portrait 1/13/2003
440. Post Office Romance 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

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

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

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

    Thank You

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  • 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 ...

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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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