Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

481. Sacrifice 1/13/2003
482. The Christmas Tree 1/13/2003
483. Seville 1/13/2003
484. The Dauber 1/13/2003
485. The Parson's Son 1/13/2003
486. The Under-Dogs 1/13/2003
487. Ignorance 1/13/2003
488. Infirmities 1/13/2003
489. The Trail Of No Return 1/13/2003
490. My White Mouse 1/13/2003
491. The Twins 1/13/2003
492. Old Bob 1/13/2003
493. The Wife 1/13/2003
494. Secretary 1/13/2003
495. While The Bannock Bakes 1/13/2003
496. The Man Who Knew 1/13/2003
497. Comrades 1/13/2003
498. Retired Shopman 1/13/2003
499. My Rocking-Chair 1/13/2003
500. The Blood-Red Fourragere 1/13/2003
501. My Cancer Cure 1/13/2003
502. The Heart Of The Sourdough 1/13/2003
503. Our Hero 1/13/2003
504. Orphan School 1/13/2003
505. Old Ed 1/13/2003
506. No Sourdough 1/13/2003
507. Weary Waitress 1/13/2003
508. The Ballad Of The Leather Medal 1/13/2003
509. The Junior God 1/13/2003
510. Her Toys 1/13/2003
511. Longevity 1/13/2003
512. The Pines 1/13/2003
513. Athabaska Dick 1/13/2003
514. Two Husbands 1/13/2003
515. Wounded 1/13/2003
516. Yellow 1/13/2003
517. My Husky Team 1/13/2003
518. Alpine Holiday 1/13/2003
519. Brave Coward 1/13/2003
520. The Ballad Of One-Eyed Mike 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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