Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

161. Tom 1/13/2003
162. My Consolation 1/13/2003
163. Patches 1/13/2003
164. Was It You? 1/13/2003
165. Tourist 1/13/2003
166. The Black Dudeen 1/13/2003
167. Lowly Laureate 1/13/2003
168. Room 7: The Coco-Fiend 1/13/2003
169. The Portrait 1/13/2003
170. My Job 1/13/2003
171. The Contrast 1/13/2003
172. Joey 1/13/2003
173. The Mole 1/13/2003
174. My Hour 1/13/2003
175. The Old Armchair 1/13/2003
176. The Scribe's Prayer 1/13/2003
177. The Law Of Laws 1/13/2003
178. The Search 1/13/2003
179. Mary Ellen 1/13/2003
180. Romance 1/13/2003
181. The Odyssey Of 'Erbert 'Iggins 1/13/2003
182. The Telegraph Operator 1/13/2003
183. Kathleen 1/13/2003
184. My Garden 1/13/2003
185. The Decision 1/13/2003
186. The Low-Down White 1/13/2003
187. The Hand 1/13/2003
188. Leaves 1/13/2003
189. My Bay'Nit 1/13/2003
190. Pooch 1/13/2003
191. Why? 1/13/2003
192. Property 1/13/2003
193. The Judgement 1/13/2003
194. The Song Of The Pacifist 1/13/2003
195. Relativity 1/13/2003
196. My Bear 1/13/2003
197. The Old General 1/13/2003
198. The Seed 1/13/2003
199. Tranquilism 1/13/2003
200. The Black Sheep 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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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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