Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

521. Dram-Shop Ditty 1/13/2003
522. Forgotten Master 1/13/2003
523. The Wistful One 1/13/2003
524. Intolerance 1/13/2003
525. Jane 1/13/2003
526. The Wife 1/13/2003
527. Infidelity 1/13/2003
528. Soldier Boy 1/13/2003
529. Externalism 1/13/2003
530. Enemy Conscript 1/13/2003
531. Eighty Not Out 1/13/2003
532. Finale 1/13/2003
533. Grand-PÈRe 1/13/2003
534. Erico 1/13/2003
535. My Madonna 1/13/2003
536. Six Feet Of Sod 1/13/2003
537. Einstein 1/13/2003
538. Eyrie 1/13/2003
539. Elementalist 1/13/2003
540. Finistere 1/13/2003
541. Four-Foot Shelf 1/13/2003
542. The Ballad Of Blasphemous Bill 1/13/2003
543. Dedication 1/13/2003
544. Dyspeptic Clerk 1/13/2003
545. Gangrene 1/13/2003
546. Flower Gardener 1/13/2003
547. Distracted Druggist 1/13/2003
548. Don'T Cheer 1/13/2003
549. Sailor's Sweetheart 1/13/2003
550. Dedication To Providence 1/13/2003
551. Tick-Tock 1/13/2003
552. The Widow 1/13/2003
553. Gods In The Gutter 1/13/2003
554. Duello 1/13/2003
555. Sensitive Burglar 1/13/2003
556. Seven 1/13/2003
557. Contrast 1/13/2003
558. Confetti In The Wind 1/13/2003
559. Class-Mates 1/13/2003
560. Farewell To Verse 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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

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  • 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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