Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

81. Vanity 1/13/2003
82. Design 1/13/2003
83. Class-Mates 1/13/2003
84. Gipsy 1/13/2003
85. Playboy 1/13/2003
86. Four-Foot Shelf 1/13/2003
87. My Book 1/13/2003
88. Suppose? 1/13/2003
89. The Little Piou-Piou 1/13/2003
90. The Palace 1/13/2003
91. Flies 1/13/2003
92. Pipe Smoker 1/13/2003
93. Dylan 1/13/2003
94. God's Skallywags 1/13/2003
95. Grand-PÈRe 1/13/2003
96. Sensitive Burglar 1/13/2003
97. Dram-Shop Ditty 1/13/2003
98. The Macaronis 1/13/2003
99. Surtax 1/13/2003
100. My Feud 1/13/2003
101. The Other One 1/13/2003
102. My Hundred Books 1/13/2003
103. The Wee Shop 1/13/2003
104. The Fool 1/13/2003
105. Florentine Pilgrim 1/13/2003
106. Distracted Druggist 1/13/2003
107. Spanish Men 1/13/2003
108. The Key Of The Street 1/13/2003
109. Two Blind Men 1/13/2003
110. The Idealist 1/13/2003
111. My Prisoner 1/13/2003
112. Beak-Bashing Boy 1/13/2003
113. Julie Claire 1/13/2003
114. The Spirit Of The Unborn Babe 1/13/2003
115. Shiela 1/13/2003
116. Breton Wife 1/13/2003
117. Mactavish 1/13/2003
118. The Ballad Of Gum-Boot Ben 1/13/2003
119. Mad Maria 1/13/2003
120. Maids In May 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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.

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  • 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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