JP 12-7-01 My favorite poem is "Your Poem".
I have been inspired by Robert Service to write poetry as he did. I have led an adventurous life as did he and I have set about trying to chronicle some of it in verse. I have found this site to be of great information and inspiration . I suffer from chronic Glaucoma and no longer read very much so the information afforded me here has been a great boon to my efforts. Thank you for the information..... TundraTiger.
ML 12-7-01 I have a friend who recites The Hermit of Sharkstooth Shoal. He has never seen it in print so he does not know if it is a Robert Service poem or not. He learned it from a prospector in the late forties, who said it was found in a wastepaper basket in a hotel in Winnipeg. Does anyone know anything about it? mailto:email@example.com
AU Not a poem by Service. Check out the FAQ.
RM 12-6-01 Congratulations on doing for lovers of Service what I would have wished to do. I met up with Service's poetry in 1971, and he has been a great influence on my life ever since. I have practically his entire collection, including many first editions. Anything which you can do to keep him revered by the public is worthy of the highest praise. Good luck for the future.
PB 12-1-01 "The Men That Don't Fit In", that's my favorite, though the one my grandfather could, and would, recite from memory is Sam McGee. PJB71MGBGT@Hotmail.com
GL 11-28-01 My dad turned me on to Robert W. Service when I was about age 10. I am now 48. My dad recited The Cremation of Sam McGee from memory and I did the same for an 8th grade project some 30+ years ago. I again have the opportunity to recite Sam McGee for a final project in college (I returned after 25 years). I am very thrilled to share this poem with my classmates. I was not able to find my book so I searched the internet and found your site. Thank you so much.
JPR 11-26-01 I'm particularly please to have found this site, and the great amount of respect it renders, as I live in RWSs subject matter. Being an Alaskan, I (as do most other Alaskans) find special importance in the writings of RWS. Thank you very much for providing this wonderful page! firstname.lastname@example.org
WP 11-24-01 The Ballad of the Black Fox Skin is my favorite poem by Robert Service, quickly followed up by The Cremation of Sam McGee.
I was very pleased to find such an informative site. THANK YOU!!
JF 11-24-01 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL SITE. WHAT A THRILL. I RAN ACROSS IT ON ourtimeonline.com. I AM THRILLED WITH THE DEPTH OF HIS HISTORY THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO US. AS AN ALASKAN I'VE CUT MY TEETH ON HIS WONDERFUL WORKS.
BJC 11-23-01 Before I came here, I never *read* a Robert Service poem. I only know him because my dad, a Boy Scout to his dying day, would recite the poems in the car over long trips. Well, long trips when my mom wasn't in the car. She found the poems coarse, gritty, not dignified. But she didn't get it. They had incredible dignity, even in the grit.
Thank you for this amazing site. I plan on reading every single poem, reciting them as I go. Sometimes with a laugh, sometimes with a tear, but always with warmth.