Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

801. Village Virtue 1/13/2003
802. Violet De Vere 1/13/2003
803. Virginity 1/13/2003
804. Visibility 1/13/2003
805. Wallflower 1/13/2003
806. Warsaw 1/13/2003
807. Was It You? 1/13/2003
808. Washerwife 1/13/2003
809. Weary 1/13/2003
810. Weary Waitress 1/13/2003
811. What Kisses Had John Keats? 1/13/2003
812. Wheels 1/13/2003
813. While The Bannock Bakes 1/13/2003
814. White Christmas 1/13/2003
815. White-Collar Spaniard 1/13/2003
816. Why Do Birds Sing? 1/13/2003
817. Why? 1/13/2003
818. Willie 1/13/2003
819. Winding Wool 1/13/2003
820. Window Shopper 1/13/2003
821. Wine Bibber 1/13/2003
822. Winnie 1/13/2003
823. Wistful 1/13/2003
824. Wonder 1/13/2003
825. Words 1/13/2003
826. Work 1/13/2003
827. Work And Joy 1/13/2003
828. Worms 1/13/2003
829. Wounded 1/13/2003
830. Wrestling Match 1/13/2003
831. Yellow 1/13/2003
832. You And Me 1/13/2003
833. You Can'T Can Love 1/13/2003
834. Young Fellow My Lad 1/13/2003
835. Young Mother 1/13/2003
836. Your Poem 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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The Enigma

The Sergeant of a Highland Reg-
-Iment was drilling of his men;
With temper notably on edge
He blest them every now and then.
A sweet old lady standing by,
Was looking on with fascination,
And then she dared this question shy,
That pertubates the Celtic nation.

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