Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

81. The Harpy 1/13/2003
82. The Record 1/13/2003
83. The Hearth-Stone 1/13/2003
84. Strip Teaser 1/13/2003
85. Two Children 1/13/2003
86. My Centenarian 1/13/2003
87. Rhyme For My Tomb 1/13/2003
88. My Vineyard 1/13/2003
89. Profane Poet 1/13/2003
90. Two Men (J. L. And R. B.) 1/13/2003
91. The Man From Cook's 1/13/2003
92. My Rival 1/13/2003
93. The Baldness Of Chewed-Ear 1/13/2003
94. The Leaning Tower 1/13/2003
95. Room Ghost 1/13/2003
96. Wheels 1/13/2003
97. Montreal Maree 1/13/2003
98. Kelly Of The Legion 1/13/2003
99. Toledo 1/13/2003
100. Mistinguette 1/13/2003
101. In Praise of Alcohol 6/7/2016
102. The Sacrifices 1/13/2003
103. New Year's Eve 1/13/2003
104. The Front Tooth 1/13/2003
105. Window Shopper 1/13/2003
106. The Bliss Of Ignorance 1/13/2003
107. Susie 1/13/2003
108. Raising The Flag 1/13/2003
109. The Petit Vieux 1/13/2003
110. My Foe 1/13/2003
111. My Favoured Fare 1/13/2003
112. The Super 1/13/2003
113. Weary 1/13/2003
114. Village Virtue 1/13/2003
115. The Score 1/13/2003
116. Washerwife 1/13/2003
117. My Holiday 1/13/2003
118. Poet And Peer 1/13/2003
119. The Booby-Trap 1/13/2003
120. Picture Dealer 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

Lobster For Lunch

His face was like a lobster red,
His legs were white as mayonnaise:
"I've had a jolly lunch," he said,
That Englishman of pleasant ways.
"Thy do us well at our hotel:
In England food is dull these days."

"We had a big langouste for lunch.
I almost ate the whole of it.

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