Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

241. Village Virtue 1/13/2003
242. The Score 1/13/2003
243. My Ancestors 1/13/2003
244. Washerwife 1/13/2003
245. My Holiday 1/13/2003
246. Poet And Peer 1/13/2003
247. Flower Gardener 1/13/2003
248. Include Me Out 1/13/2003
249. Shakespeare And Cervantes 1/13/2003
250. Bindle Stiff 1/13/2003
251. Titine 1/13/2003
252. My Neighbors 1/13/2003
253. Portent 1/13/2003
254. The Dream 1/13/2003
255. The Widow 1/13/2003
256. The Answer 1/13/2003
257. Ragetty Doll 1/13/2003
258. Miracles 1/13/2003
259. Gangrene 1/13/2003
260. Land Mine 1/13/2003
261. Days 1/13/2003
262. Golden Days 1/13/2003
263. Gods In The Gutter 1/13/2003
264. Forward 1/13/2003
265. Spanish Peasant 1/13/2003
266. God's Vagabond 1/13/2003
267. To A Tycoon 1/13/2003
268. Visibility 1/13/2003
269. My Childhood God 1/13/2003
270. Lord Let Me Live 1/13/2003
271. The Parting 1/13/2003
272. My Trinity 1/13/2003
273. Old Crony 1/13/2003
274. The Actor 1/13/2003
275. Silence 1/13/2003
276. Milking Time 1/13/2003
277. Virginity 1/13/2003
278. My Tails 1/13/2003
279. Murderers 1/13/2003
280. Celebates 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 ...

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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