Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

761. Contentment 1/13/2003
762. Each Day A Life 1/13/2003
763. Afternoon Tea 1/13/2003
764. Aspiration 1/13/2003
765. A Year Ago 1/13/2003
766. I Shall Not Burn 1/13/2003
767. Work And Joy 1/13/2003
768. Captivity 1/13/2003
769. Brother Jim 1/13/2003
770. The Passing Of The Year 1/13/2003
771. Awake To Smile 1/13/2003
772. Grin 1/13/2003
773. I Have Some Friends 1/13/2003
774. Canine Conversation 1/13/2003
775. Beachcomber 1/13/2003
776. An Olive Fire 1/13/2003
777. Agnostic 1/13/2003
778. CafÉ Comedy 1/13/2003
779. Adoption 1/13/2003
780. Breath Is Enough 1/13/2003
781. Bill The Bomber 1/13/2003
782. Tipperary Days 1/13/2003
783. You Can'T Can Love 1/13/2003
784. Amateur Poet 1/13/2003
785. Bird Sanctuary 1/13/2003
786. A Song Of The Sandbags 1/13/2003
787. A Song Of Winter Weather 1/13/2003
788. Book Lover 1/13/2003
789. A Sourdough Story 1/13/2003
790. Agnostic Apology 1/13/2003
791. Barb-Wire Bill 1/13/2003
792. Birthday 1/13/2003
793. Brave New World 1/13/2003
794. A Snifter 1/13/2003
795. Courage 1/13/2003
796. A Song For Kilts 1/13/2003
797. Boon Soul 1/13/2003
798. Compassion 1/13/2003
799. A Song Of Sixty-Five 1/13/2003
800. Birthdays 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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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  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (10/24/2011 3:08:00 AM)

    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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