Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

41. The Fool 1/13/2003
42. The Key Of The Street 1/13/2003
43. Two Blind Men 1/13/2003
44. The Idealist 1/13/2003
45. My Prisoner 1/13/2003
46. Julie Claire 1/13/2003
47. The Spirit Of The Unborn Babe 1/13/2003
48. Mactavish 1/13/2003
49. The Ballad Of Gum-Boot Ben 1/13/2003
50. Mad Maria 1/13/2003
51. Maids In May 1/13/2003
52. My Boss 1/13/2003
53. Retired 1/13/2003
54. The Artist 1/13/2003
55. Poor Peter 1/13/2003
56. The Great Recall 1/13/2003
57. The Aftermath 1/13/2003
58. The Headliner And The Breadliner 1/13/2003
59. My Garret 1/13/2003
60. The Homicide 1/13/2003
61. The Battle 1/13/2003
62. Man Child 1/13/2003
63. Old Sweethearts 1/13/2003
64. No Lilies For Lisette 1/13/2003
65. No Neck-Tie Party 1/13/2003
66. Ommission 1/13/2003
67. L'Envoi 1/13/2003
68. Politeness 1/13/2003
69. Warsaw 1/13/2003
70. Rich Poor Man 1/13/2003
71. Willie 1/13/2003
72. Vain Venture 1/13/2003
73. Plebeian Plutocrat 1/13/2003
74. To Frank Dodd 1/13/2003
75. Procreation 1/13/2003
76. My House 1/13/2003
77. Violet De Vere 1/13/2003
78. Poor Kid 1/13/2003
79. May Miracle 1/13/2003
80. Old Scout 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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 ...

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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