Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

601. Schizophrenic 1/13/2003
602. Finality 1/13/2003
603. Fleurette 1/13/2003
604. Athabaska Dick 1/13/2003
605. The Three Voices 1/13/2003
606. Cardiac 1/13/2003
607. Include Me Out 1/13/2003
608. Gipsy 1/13/2003
609. Child Lover 1/13/2003
610. Escape 1/13/2003
611. At The Parade 1/13/2003
612. Armistice Day (1953) 1/13/2003
613. Second Childhood 1/13/2003
614. Seville 1/13/2003
615. Secretary 1/13/2003
616. Bastard 1/13/2003
617. Baby Sitter 1/13/2003
618. Decadence 1/13/2003
619. Infirmities 1/13/2003
620. Gypsy Jill 1/13/2003
621. The Woman At The Gate 1/13/2003
622. The Twins 1/13/2003
623. Expectation 1/13/2003
624. Detachment 1/13/2003
625. Forward 1/13/2003
626. Boxer's Wife 1/13/2003
627. Cocotte 1/13/2003
628. Fore-Warning 1/13/2003
629. God's Skallywags 1/13/2003
630. Insomnia 1/13/2003
631. God's Battleground 1/13/2003
632. Immortality 1/13/2003
633. The Law Of The Yukon 1/13/2003
634. An Epicure 1/13/2003
635. Dylan 1/13/2003
636. Beak-Bashing Boy 1/13/2003
637. The Widower 1/13/2003
638. Black Moran 1/13/2003
639. Balloon 1/13/2003
640. Freethinker 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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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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