Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

681. Babette 1/13/2003
682. Fisherfolk 1/13/2003
683. Going Home 1/13/2003
684. The Three Bares 1/13/2003
685. Wonder 1/13/2003
686. Inspiration 1/13/2003
687. Dreams 1/13/2003
688. Yellow 1/13/2003
689. Her Toys 1/13/2003
690. I'M Scared Of It All 1/13/2003
691. Causation 1/13/2003
692. Work 1/13/2003
693. Dunce 1/13/2003
694. It Is Later Than You Think 1/13/2003
695. The Call Of The Wild 1/13/2003
696. Boon Soul 1/13/2003
697. Celebates 1/13/2003
698. Ignorance 1/13/2003
699. Faith 1/13/2003
700. Alpine Holiday 1/13/2003
701. Dance-Hall Girls 1/13/2003
702. Imagination 1/13/2003
703. Shakespeare And Cervantes 1/13/2003
704. The Mother 1/13/2003
705. Tipperary Days 1/13/2003
706. Cowardice 1/13/2003
707. Heart O' The North 1/13/2003
708. Belated Conscience 1/13/2003
709. At Thirty-Five 1/13/2003
710. Failure 1/13/2003
711. Funk 1/13/2003
712. Dark Trinity 1/13/2003
713. Innocence 1/13/2003
714. Aunt Jane 1/13/2003
715. Fear 1/13/2003
716. Book Borrower 1/13/2003
717. Cows 1/13/2003
718. Breakfast 1/13/2003
719. Brave Coward 1/13/2003
720. The Wonderer 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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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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