Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

641. Flight 1/13/2003
642. Good-Bye, Little Cabin 1/13/2003
643. Dark Glasses 1/13/2003
644. Five-Per-Cent 1/13/2003
645. Dark Truth 1/13/2003
646. Facility 1/13/2003
647. Grand-Pa's Whim 1/13/2003
648. God's Grief 1/13/2003
649. Grumpy Grandpa 1/13/2003
650. Security 1/13/2003
651. Worms 1/13/2003
652. Fulfilment 1/13/2003
653. Bindle Stiff 1/13/2003
654. Frustration 1/13/2003
655. Segregation 1/13/2003
656. Apollo Belvedere 1/13/2003
657. Dreams Are Best 1/13/2003
658. Belated Bard 1/13/2003
659. Decorations 1/13/2003
660. Bed Sitter 1/13/2003
661. Gipsy 1/13/2003
662. Dumb Swede 1/13/2003
663. Fi-Fi In Bed 1/13/2003
664. Ghosts 1/13/2003
665. Benjamin Franklin 1/13/2003
666. An Old Story 1/13/2003
667. Spanish Women 1/13/2003
668. God's Battleground 1/13/2003
669. Indifference 1/13/2003
670. Jean Desprez 1/13/2003
671. Annuitant 1/13/2003
672. At The Golden Pig 1/13/2003
673. Wounded 1/13/2003
674. Design 1/13/2003
675. Comrades 1/13/2003
676. Babette 1/13/2003
677. Fisherfolk 1/13/2003
678. The Trust 1/13/2003
679. Wonder 1/13/2003
680. Wistful 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • Acupuncter Zen (6/20/2012 6:50:00 PM)

    Mag Uidhir: Actually, The Ugly American, is book, and even a movie which starred Marlon Brando. You in turn are sounding a bit of an ass by trying to school people in the obvious. Enjoy the poetry and save the pedantic for your epitaph.

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  • Calico Jack Calico Jack (4/23/2012 10:47:00 AM)

    HAHA! Nice one Mag Uidhur. I cracked up reading your comment. Its about time somebody dropped some knowledge on the ignoramuses.

  • Mag Uidhir (4/21/2012 8:50:00 PM)

    Sara. I can only assume you are American. Have you ever heard the phrase Ugly American? It is a derogatory term for Americans who travel to foreign destinations and completely ignore the culture there, eat at McDonalds, drink Bud Lite then go home and tell their friends that Paris was boring because the only restaurant they could find was McDonalds. Ugly Americans also like to brag about how great they are and take credit for things that aren't theirs. Such is your statement that Robert Service was the most important AMERICAN storyteller of this century. You may be shocked by this but Service was born in England then emigrated to Canada where he became a CANADIAN cultural treasure. A short biography is on this site. Please read it.

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    Hey yo! i am one of the young up & coming poet, who is trying to establish my career across the globe. Hence, i have friends in Pakistan, United Kingdom, Turkey, America & India. So, i want to thank you for advising me about my life, because i have obtain my peace of mind, due to your poem by the name of ' Home & love'. I finally understand the reason behind my challenges as a first born, because my Father doesn't have time to teach me. So, you have made my day with your creativity, because it sounds as if you saw it from the beginning...Have a nice day!

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  • Nelson Ferreira Alves (3/23/2008 11:22:00 AM)

    In you words have a so out mathematical free and more free yet.

    The most beautiful poem i read for the last long searching days.

    Thank You

  • 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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Wine Bibber

I would rather drink than eat,
And though I superbly sup,
Food, I feel, can never beat
Delectation of the cup.
Wine it is that crowns the feast;
Fish and fowl and fancy meat
Are of my delight the least:
I would rather drink than eat.

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