A mischievous youth, Robert always dreamt of adventure and going to sea. "Behind it was a mountain; below, the valley of the Yukon. Fighting Mac (Robert William Service Poems) If You Had The Choice Of Two Women To Wed (Robert William Service Poems) (The sunshine seeks my little room) (Robert William Service Poems) From 1912 to 1913 he was a correspondent for the Toronto Star during the Balkan Wars. Service served as an ambulance driver during World War I, after which he published Rhymes of a Red Cross Man (Barse & Hopkins, 1916), a collection of mostly war poems. His first collection was been, The view was inspiring, the isolation all I could have wished. You can also browse other poems on different poem type using the poem types shown on the right side. //-->, Saturday, 22 August, 2009 Robert Service wrote heroic poems of the Yukon at the turn of the last century. Over the gorse and the golden dells, Ringing and swinging of clamorous. in 1907. During the Balkan Wars of educated at Glasgow University - until he was 22 - initially working in 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. Convalescing in Paris he wrote a new book of mainly war poetry, Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, in 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 book was dedicated to his brother, Albert, who had been killed in action in France in August 1916. The list is ordered alphabatically. Red war! Looking for books by Robert W. Service? He wrote a novel, The Trail of 98 - on Faith; The Stretcher-Bearer Yet if it brings marvellous joy it also brings exquisite pain. Who lives a hundred lives must die a hundred deaths. First World War he volunteered for service with an ambulance unit for two But most of all to give them faith returning to France after the war. High and low, all must go: Hark to the shout of War! "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literar ... Read More. Jan. 16, 1874 - Sept. 11, 1958 Dedicated to preserving the memory and poetry of Robert W. Service. My sons have medals gleaming widely. Even if you don't read poetry you may find these a bit different and to your liking. drifting across Canada and the U.S. and worked for a period with the a rancher for 18 months. Browse our unique collection of sad and touching Poems about War and Peace. Robert Service was born in Lancashire and spent most of his youth in Scotland, but is often called ‘the Bard of the Yukon’. of Heaven (1948). It was while working for the bank that The book was dedicated to his brother, Albert, who had been killed in action in France in August 1916. Many more poems followed and by publishing them he was able to earn enough money to quit the bank and move to a log cabin in the hillside.