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. The Spell Of The Yukon 1/13/2003
653. Fulfilment 1/13/2003
654. Bindle Stiff 1/13/2003
655. Frustration 1/13/2003
656. Segregation 1/13/2003
657. Apollo Belvedere 1/13/2003
658. Wistful 1/13/2003
659. Dreams Are Best 1/13/2003
660. Belated Bard 1/13/2003
661. Decorations 1/13/2003
662. Bed Sitter 1/13/2003
663. Dumb Swede 1/13/2003
664. Fi-Fi In Bed 1/13/2003
665. Ghosts 1/13/2003
666. Benjamin Franklin 1/13/2003
667. An Old Story 1/13/2003
668. Spanish Women 1/13/2003
669. Indifference 1/13/2003
670. Jean Desprez 1/13/2003
671. Annuitant 1/13/2003
672. The World's All Right 1/13/2003
673. At The Golden Pig 1/13/2003
674. Wounded 1/13/2003
675. Design 1/13/2003
676. Horatio 1/13/2003
677. Comrades 1/13/2003
678. Babette 1/13/2003
679. Fisherfolk 1/13/2003
680. Going Home 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 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 ...

Read the full of The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee


Oh how I'd be gay and glad
If a little house I had,
Snuggled in a shady lot,
With behind a garden plot;
Simple grub, old duds to wear,
A book, a pipe, a rocking-chair . . .
You would never hear me grouse
If I had a little house.

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