Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

641. I Will Not Fight 1/13/2003
642. Good-Bye, Little Cabin 1/13/2003
643. The Three Bares 1/13/2003
644. Ambition 1/13/2003
645. Book Borrower 1/13/2003
646. Adoption 1/13/2003
647. A Snifter 1/13/2003
648. The Summing Up 1/13/2003
649. Wrestling Match 1/13/2003
650. Clancy Of The Mounted Police 1/13/2003
651. The Bulls 1/13/2003
652. Old Boy Scout 1/13/2003
653. Sentimental Shark 1/13/2003
654. Epitaph 1/13/2003
655. The Pencil Seller 1/13/2003
656. My Madonna 1/13/2003
657. Breakfast 1/13/2003
658. The Land God Forgot 1/13/2003
659. Awake To Smile 1/13/2003
660. Grandad 1/13/2003
661. A Canvas For A Crust 1/13/2003
662. The Ballad Of The Black Fox Skin 1/13/2003
663. No More Music 1/13/2003
664. The Faceless Man 1/13/2003
665. Toilet Seats 1/13/2003
666. Jobson Of The Star 1/13/2003
667. Inspiration 1/13/2003
668. A Year Ago 1/13/2003
669. Ant Hill 1/13/2003
670. The Ballad Of Casey's Billy-Goat 1/13/2003
671. My Mate 1/13/2003
672. Mud 1/13/2003
673. The Farmer's Daughter 1/13/2003
674. Security 1/13/2003
675. Laughter 1/13/2003
676. Dance-Hall Girls 1/13/2003
677. Work And Joy 1/13/2003
678. The Coward 1/13/2003
679. Gypsy Jill 1/13/2003
680. Apollo Belvedere 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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