Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

161. The Record 1/13/2003
162. In Praise of Alcohol 6/7/2016
163. The Old 1/13/2003
164. The Buyers 1/13/2003
165. The Missal Makers 1/13/2003
166. The Ghosts 1/13/2003
167. The Pigeons Of St. Marks 1/13/2003
168. Teddy Bear 1/13/2003
169. The Last Supper 1/13/2003
170. The Contrast 1/13/2003
171. My Job 1/13/2003
172. Room 7: The Coco-Fiend 1/13/2003
173. The Portrait 1/13/2003
174. My Hour 1/13/2003
175. Joey 1/13/2003
176. The Mole 1/13/2003
177. The Old Armchair 1/13/2003
178. The Law Of Laws 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 Low-Down White 1/13/2003
186. The Hand 1/13/2003
187. Leaves 1/13/2003
188. My Bay'Nit 1/13/2003
189. Pooch 1/13/2003
190. Why? 1/13/2003
191. Property 1/13/2003
192. The Judgement 1/13/2003
193. The Song Of The Pacifist 1/13/2003
194. Relativity 1/13/2003
195. Tranquilism 1/13/2003
196. The Black Sheep 1/13/2003
197. My Bear 1/13/2003
198. The Old General 1/13/2003
199. Reptiles And Roses 1/13/2003
200. Learn To Like 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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  • 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 ...

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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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