Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

321. My Masterpiece 1/13/2003
322. Stowaway 1/13/2003
323. The Song Of The Wage-Slave 1/13/2003
324. Mammy 1/13/2003
325. The Home-Coming 1/13/2003
326. The Locket 1/13/2003
327. Lost Kitten 1/13/2003
328. The Hat 1/13/2003
329. Periods 1/13/2003
330. The Summing Up 1/13/2003
331. The Bulls 1/13/2003
332. Old Boy Scout 1/13/2003
333. The Pencil Seller 1/13/2003
334. No More Music 1/13/2003
335. The Faceless Man 1/13/2003
336. My Mate 1/13/2003
337. Old David Smail 1/13/2003
338. Laziness 1/13/2003
339. The Coward 1/13/2003
340. Lottery Ticket 1/13/2003
341. The Blind And The Dead 1/13/2003
342. Miracles 1/13/2003
343. My Son 1/13/2003
344. Negress In Notre Dame 1/13/2003
345. The Prisoner 1/13/2003
346. Maternity 1/13/2003
347. The Shorter Catechism 1/13/2003
348. Lost Shepherd 1/13/2003
349. The Smoking Frog 1/13/2003
350. The Rhyme Of The Remittance Man 1/13/2003
351. The Absinthe Drinkers 1/13/2003
352. Marie Antoinette 1/13/2003
353. The Bread-Knife Ballad 1/13/2003
354. Second Childhood 11/28/2014
355. The God Of Common-Sense 1/13/2003
356. The Song Of The Soldier-Born 1/13/2003
357. The Ballad Of The Brand 1/13/2003
358. The Pretty Lady 1/13/2003
359. The Duel 1/13/2003
360. The Philistine And The Bohemian 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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