Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

441. Pragmatic 1/13/2003
442. Prayer 1/13/2003
443. Prelude 1/13/2003
444. Premonition 1/13/2003
445. Priscilla 1/13/2003
446. Privacy 1/13/2003
447. Procreation 1/13/2003
448. Profane Poet 1/13/2003
449. Property 1/13/2003
450. Pullman Porter 1/13/2003
451. Quatrains 1/13/2003
452. Ragetty Doll 1/13/2003
453. Raising The Flag 1/13/2003
454. Red-Tiled Roof 1/13/2003
455. Regret 1/13/2003
456. Relativity 1/13/2003
457. Relax 1/13/2003
458. Remorse 1/13/2003
459. Repentance 1/13/2003
460. Reptiles And Roses 1/13/2003
461. Resignation 1/13/2003
462. Resolutions 1/13/2003
463. Retired 1/13/2003
464. Retired Shopman 1/13/2003
465. Reverence 1/13/2003
466. Rhyme Builder 1/13/2003
467. Rhyme For My Tomb 1/13/2003
468. Rhyme-Smith 1/13/2003
469. Rich Poor Man 1/13/2003
470. Ripe Fruit 1/13/2003
471. Ripeness 1/13/2003
472. Rivera Honeymoon 1/13/2003
473. Romance 1/13/2003
474. Room 4: The Painter Chap 1/13/2003
475. Room 5: The Concert Singer 1/13/2003
476. Room 6: The Little Workgirl 1/13/2003
477. Room 7: The Coco-Fiend 1/13/2003
478. Room Ghost 1/13/2003
479. Rose Leaves 1/13/2003
480. Rosy-Kins 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • Acupuncter Zen (6/20/2012 6:50:00 PM)

    Mag Uidhir: Actually, The Ugly American, is book, and even a movie which starred Marlon Brando. You in turn are sounding a bit of an ass by trying to school people in the obvious. Enjoy the poetry and save the pedantic for your epitaph.

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  • Calico Jack Calico Jack (4/23/2012 10:47:00 AM)

    HAHA! Nice one Mag Uidhur. I cracked up reading your comment. Its about time somebody dropped some knowledge on the ignoramuses.

  • 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

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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