Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Robert William Service Poems

321. The Sewing-Girl 1/13/2003
322. The Ballad Of Hank The Finn 1/13/2003
323. The Quest 1/13/2003
324. My Masterpiece 1/13/2003
325. Stowaway 1/13/2003
326. The Song Of The Wage-Slave 1/13/2003
327. The Home-Coming 1/13/2003
328. Mammy 1/13/2003
329. The Locket 1/13/2003
330. Lost Kitten 1/13/2003
331. Periods 1/13/2003
332. The Release 1/13/2003
333. The Summing Up 1/13/2003
334. The Bulls 1/13/2003
335. Old Boy Scout 1/13/2003
336. The Pencil Seller 1/13/2003
337. The Land God Forgot 1/13/2003
338. No More Music 1/13/2003
339. The Faceless Man 1/13/2003
340. My Mate 1/13/2003
341. Mud 1/13/2003
342. Old David Smail 1/13/2003
343. Laziness 1/13/2003
344. The Coward 1/13/2003
345. Lottery Ticket 1/13/2003
346. The Blind And The Dead 1/13/2003
347. Miracles 1/13/2003
348. My Son 1/13/2003
349. The Prisoner 1/13/2003
350. New Year's Eve 1/13/2003
351. Maternity 1/13/2003
352. The Shorter Catechism 1/13/2003
353. Lost Shepherd 1/13/2003
354. The Smoking Frog 1/13/2003
355. The Rhyme Of The Remittance Man 1/13/2003
356. Lip-Stick Liz 1/13/2003
357. The Absinthe Drinkers 1/13/2003
358. Marie Antoinette 1/13/2003
359. The Bread-Knife Ballad 1/13/2003
360. Second Childhood 11/28/2014

Comments about Robert William Service

  • 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.

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  • 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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Wine Bibber

I would rather drink than eat,
And though I superbly sup,
Food, I feel, can never beat
Delectation of the cup.
Wine it is that crowns the feast;
Fish and fowl and fancy meat
Are of my delight the least:
I would rather drink than eat.

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