Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

521. Kittens 1/13/2003
522. The Stretcher-Bearer 1/13/2003
523. The Shorter Catechism 1/13/2003
524. Wonder 1/13/2003
525. The Damned 1/13/2003
526. The Silent Ones 1/13/2003
527. My Twins 1/13/2003
528. The Little Old Log Cabin 1/13/2003
529. The Yukoner 1/13/2003
530. Navels 1/13/2003
531. Artist 1/13/2003
532. Domestic Scene 1/13/2003
533. Why Do Birds Sing? 1/13/2003
534. The Wood-Cutter 1/13/2003
535. Balloon 1/13/2003
536. Premonition 1/13/2003
537. My Indian Summer 1/13/2003
538. Escape 1/13/2003
539. My Piney Wood 1/13/2003
540. Failure 1/13/2003
541. The Dreamer 1/13/2003
542. The Rover 1/13/2003
543. Old Tom 1/13/2003
544. Two Graves 1/13/2003
545. The Lone Trail 1/13/2003
546. Frustration 1/13/2003
547. Six Feet Of Sod 1/13/2003
548. The Enigma 1/13/2003
549. Wine Bibber 1/13/2003
550. Lobster For Lunch 1/13/2003
551. Dark Trinity 1/13/2003
552. The Prospector 1/13/2003
553. Self-Made Man 1/13/2003
554. The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell 1/13/2003
555. Allouette 1/13/2003
556. Growing Old 1/13/2003
557. White Christmas 1/13/2003
558. Just Think! 1/13/2003
559. Two Words 1/13/2003
560. Lucille 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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