Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

441. Little Moccasins 1/13/2003
442. Unforgotten 1/13/2003
443. The Cuckoo 1/13/2003
444. Men Of The High North 1/13/2003
445. The Twins Of Lucky Strike 1/13/2003
446. The Lottery 1/13/2003
447. The Contented Man 1/13/2003
448. The Song Of The Camp-Fire 1/13/2003
449. The Ballad Of How Macpherson Held The Floor 1/13/2003
450. The Comforter 1/13/2003
451. The Ballad Of Salvation Bill 1/13/2003
452. My Indian Summer 1/13/2003
453. My Suicide 1/13/2003
454. The End Of The Trail 1/13/2003
455. The Ballad Of Casey's Billy-Goat 1/13/2003
456. Spanish Peasant 1/13/2003
457. Sea Change 1/13/2003
458. The Three Tommies 1/13/2003
459. The Tramps 1/13/2003
460. The Outlaw 1/13/2003
461. The Mountain And The Lake 1/13/2003
462. The Undying 1/13/2003
463. The Soldier Of Fortune 1/13/2003
464. Convicts Love Canaries 1/13/2003
465. The Twa Jocks 1/13/2003
466. The Trapper's Christmas Eve 1/13/2003
467. Winnie 1/13/2003
468. The Tunnel 1/13/2003
469. The Under-Dogs 1/13/2003
470. My Inner Life 1/13/2003
471. The Ballad Of The Ice-Worm Cocktail 1/13/2003
472. Ernie Pyle 1/13/2003
473. The Visionary 1/13/2003
474. Obesity 1/13/2003
475. Trees Against The Sky 1/13/2003
476. The Christmas Tree 1/13/2003
477. To A Stuffed Shirt 1/13/2003
478. The Thinker 1/13/2003
479. Rosy-Kins 1/13/2003
480. The Auction Sale 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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The Enigma

The Sergeant of a Highland Reg-
-Iment was drilling of his men;
With temper notably on edge
He blest them every now and then.
A sweet old lady standing by,
Was looking on with fascination,
And then she dared this question shy,
That pertubates the Celtic nation.

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