Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

281. Two Words 1/13/2003
282. Lucille 1/13/2003
283. Julot The Apache 1/13/2003
284. My Dentist 1/13/2003
285. White Christmas 1/13/2003
286. The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell 1/13/2003
287. The Prospector 1/13/2003
288. My Library 1/13/2003
289. O Lovely Lie 1/13/2003
290. Privacy 1/13/2003
291. Victory Stuff 1/13/2003
292. The Lure Of Little Voices 1/13/2003
293. Pantheist 1/13/2003
294. What Kisses Had John Keats? 1/13/2003
295. Tourists 1/13/2003
296. The Legless Man 1/13/2003
297. Pipe Smoker 1/13/2003
298. Winding Wool 1/13/2003
299. The Bohemian 1/13/2003
300. My Calendar 1/13/2003
301. Tea On The Lawn 1/13/2003
302. Nature's Way 1/13/2003
303. Mc'Clusky's Nell 1/13/2003
304. The Ballad Of Pious Pete 1/13/2003
305. The Sceptic 1/13/2003
306. Tri-Colour 1/13/2003
307. The God Of Common-Sense 1/13/2003
308. Poet's Path 1/13/2003
309. My Masterpiece 1/13/2003
310. Stowaway 1/13/2003
311. Stamp Collector 1/13/2003
312. The Ballad Of Hank The Finn 1/13/2003
313. The Sewing-Girl 1/13/2003
314. The Quest 1/13/2003
315. Only A Boche 1/13/2003
316. Neighbours 1/13/2003
317. The Ballad Of Hard-Luck Henry 1/13/2003
318. Lost Kitten 1/13/2003
319. The Locket 1/13/2003
320. The Song Of The Wage-Slave 1/13/2003

Comments about Robert William Service

  • Acupuncter Zen (6/20/2012 6:50:00 PM)

    Mag Uidhir: Actually, The Ugly American, is book, and even a movie which starred Marlon Brando. You in turn are sounding a bit of an ass by trying to school people in the obvious. Enjoy the poetry and save the pedantic for your epitaph.

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  • Calico Jack Calico Jack (4/23/2012 10:47:00 AM)

    HAHA! Nice one Mag Uidhur. I cracked up reading your comment. Its about time somebody dropped some knowledge on the ignoramuses.

  • 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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