And I am marked by many a blow Robert Service, the 'Bard of the Yukon', is claimed by three countries: born in Preston, England, he grew up in Scotland, and moved to Canada aged 21. English factory owner's daughter. See all books authored by Robert W. Service, including Collected Poems of Robert Service, and The Best of Robert Service, and more on But most of all to give them faith In conflict with a tireless foe, literary establishment - Service also published The Spell of the Yukon Over the gorse and the golden dells, Ringing and swinging of clamorous. He travelled to Canada when he was 21 and held down a number of jobs before joing the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1903; a year later he was transferred to the Whitehorse branch in the Yukon. It seems that at that time his brother John may have been in the British Army and taken prisoner of war at the same time as Winston Churchill. Interesting Facts about Robert William Service. I proudly prize my scars. published as Songs of a Sourdough in 1907. Soldiers sometimes fantasise about killing Germans. In God's good mercy unto death. Robert W. Service. Here is a collection of the all-time best famous Robert William Service poems. escaped back to the U.S. where he settled in California, eventually A prolific writer - and one And inner ailings unrevealed. . Michael Duffy. The book was dedicated to his brother, Albert, who had been killed in action in France in August 1916. That boy I took in the car last night, With the body that awfully sagged away, And the lips blood-crisped, and the eyes flame-bright, And the poor hands folded and cold as clay -- Oh, I've thought and The Pretender I've won in weary, peacetime wars, War Poems and Anti-War poems. in 1907. Service spent much time Some of these poems are reprinted in The Best of Robert Service … A mischievous youth, Robert always dreamt of adventure and going to sea. 1 Robert Service is … By 1909 he was successful enough to leave the bank. Service wrote two autobiographical novels, Ploughman of the Moon (1945) and Harper of Heaven (1948). High and low, all must go: Hark to the shout of War! This is a select list of the best famous Robert William Service poetry. The accompanying contemporary photography carries the … The March Of The Dead Poem by Robert William Service.The cruel war was over -- oh, the triumph was so sweet! Robert W. Service had a great deal to say about the First World War, and his experience living throughout it combined with his already well-established career as a poet enabled him to say what he wanted very publicly about it. He passed away on September 11, 1958 from a heart attack. Jan. 16, 1874 - Sept. 11, 1958 Dedicated to preserving the memory and poetry of Robert W. Service. A joy to read. My only medals are the scars Robert’s poems about the Boer War were published in “The Colonist” in 1900. -Mr. Service I find this a good summery of Robert Service's Collected Poems, for although I enjoy his rhymes and verses they are all very straightforward and lack the creative and emotional charge I typically associate with poetry. There is evil in the world and we must not ignore it. Of life's unruth I own defeat. The onset of the Second World War found him in Poland; he escaped back to the U.S. where he settled in California, eventually returning to France after the war. Rich and poor, lord and boor, Hark to the blast of War! By Robert W. Service About this Poet Born in Lancashire, England to a bank cashier and an heiress, poet Robert William Service moved to Scotland at the age of five, living with his grandfather and three aunts until his parents moved to Glasgow four years later and the family reunited. He did not like authority as a child. returning to France after the war. /* 468x60, created 12/24/09 */ But the Code of banking - before emigrating to Canada, initially working with his brother as My enemy a fierce machine; He died on 11 September 1958 in Lancieux aged 84. War! Leave to the women the harvest yield; Gird ye, men, for the sinister field; A sabre instead of a scythe to wield; War! Decorations He wrote a novel, The Trail of 98 - on Looking for books by Robert W. Service? (1874-1958) was a Canadian wartime correspondent, novelist and poet. "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literar ... Read More. He was the first of 10 children, seven boys and three girls. Till warped and bent beneath the beat It was while working for the bank that