Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

801. Young Mother 1/13/2003
802. The Quitter 1/13/2003
803. Your Poem 1/13/2003
804. A Song Of Sixty-Five 1/13/2003
805. A Canvas For A Crust 1/13/2003
806. A Verseman's Apology 1/13/2003
807. A Pot Of Tea 1/13/2003
808. Young Fellow My Lad 1/13/2003
809. A Bachelor 1/13/2003
810. Cinderella 1/13/2003
811. A Domestic Tragedy 1/13/2003
812. Death Of A Cockroach 1/13/2003
813. Bessie's Boil 1/13/2003
814. A Song Of Success 1/13/2003
815. A Casualty 1/13/2003
816. A Mediocre Man 1/13/2003
817. Abandoned Dog 1/13/2003
818. A Rusty Nail 1/13/2003
819. (the Sunshine Seeks My Little Room) 1/13/2003
820. A Lyric Day 1/13/2003
821. The Men That Don'T Fit In 1/13/2003
822. A Character 1/13/2003
823. A Cabbage Patch 1/13/2003
824. A Song Of Suicide 1/13/2003
825. A Busy Man 1/13/2003
826. A Rolling Stone 1/13/2003
827. Carry On 1/13/2003
828. The Shooting Of Dan Mcgrew 1/13/2003
829. A Little Prayer 1/13/2003
830. "Fighting Mac" 1/13/2003
831. Comfort 1/13/2003
832. "?" 1/13/2003
833. Home And Love 1/13/2003
834. A Grain Of Sand 1/13/2003
835. A Hero 1/13/2003
836. The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee 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 way...so 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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You Can'T Can Love

I don't know how the fishes feel, but I can't help thinking it odd,
That a gay young flapper of a female eel should fall in love with a cod.
Yet - that's exactly what she did and it only goes to prove,
That' what evr you do you can't put the lid on that crazy feeling Love.

Now that young tom-cod was a dreadful rake, and he had no wish to wed,
But he feared that her foolish heart would break, so this is what he said:
"Some fellows prize a woman's eyes, and some admire her lips,
While so

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