Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

241. Relax 1/13/2003
242. The Monster 1/13/2003
243. Red-Tiled Roof 1/13/2003
244. Old Codger 1/13/2003
245. The Mourners 1/13/2003
246. Missis Moriarty's Boy 1/13/2003
247. To Sunnydale 1/13/2003
248. The Centenarian 1/13/2003
249. The Dauber 1/13/2003
250. My White Mouse 1/13/2003
251. Old Bob 1/13/2003
252. Retired Shopman 1/13/2003
253. My Rocking-Chair 1/13/2003
254. The Blood-Red Fourragere 1/13/2003
255. My Cancer Cure 1/13/2003
256. Our Hero 1/13/2003
257. Kelly Of The Legion 1/13/2003
258. Lost 1/13/2003
259. The Lark 1/13/2003
260. Two Graves 1/13/2003
261. The Lone Trail 1/13/2003
262. Old Tom 1/13/2003
263. The Rover 1/13/2003
264. The Dreamer 1/13/2003
265. My Piney Wood 1/13/2003
266. Why Do Birds Sing? 1/13/2003
267. The Stretcher-Bearer 1/13/2003
268. My Twins 1/13/2003
269. Navels 1/13/2003
270. The Damned 1/13/2003
271. The Little Old Log Cabin 1/13/2003
272. The Shorter Catechism 1/13/2003
273. Munition Maker 1/13/2003
274. Lip-Stick Liz 1/13/2003
275. My Will 1/13/2003
276. Two Words 1/13/2003
277. Perfection 1/13/2003
278. Lucille 1/13/2003
279. Julot The Apache 1/13/2003
280. My Dentist 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 ...

Read the full of The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee


Oh how I'd be gay and glad
If a little house I had,
Snuggled in a shady lot,
With behind a garden plot;
Simple grub, old duds to wear,
A book, a pipe, a rocking-chair . . .
You would never hear me grouse
If I had a little house.

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