Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

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