O Optimist! The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service ISBN 13: 9780919964921 ISBN 10: 0919964923 Hardcover; Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1986; ISBN-13: 978-0919964921 By the men … My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,     My den is all a cosy glow;And snug before the fire I sit,     And wait to feel the old year go.I dedicate to solemn thought     Amid my too-unthinking days,This sober moment, sadly fraught     With much of blame, with little praise.Old Year! Book Review: “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service. © Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038, There are strange things done in the midnight sun, The Arctic trails have their secret tales. [Also published in Britain under the title Songs of a Sourdough.] If our eyes we'd close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn't see; It wasn't much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee. "You may tax your brawn and brains,But you promised true, and it's up to youto cremate these last remains". Posted on February 12, 2013 by deadpoet123. Well, he seemed so low that I couldn't say no; then he says with a sort of moan: "It's the cursèd cold, and it's got right hold till I'm chilled clean through to the bone. See search results for this author. I have one of Robert Service's books. " On a Christmas Day we were mushing our wayover the Dawson trail.Talk of your cold! (A “sourdough”, in this sense, is … And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum; Then "Here," said I, with a sudden cry, "is my cre-ma-tor-eum.". In this poem, Service presents the story of Sam McGee, an inhabitant of Tennessee, who died in the cold of the north pole. Robert W. Service's "The Cremation of Sam McGee" What Sam McGee's Funeral Scene May Have Looked Like Created with CAST's UDL Book Builder. The Cremation of Sam McGee Paperback – March 1, 2013. by Robert Service (Author), Ted Harrison (Illustrator) › Visit Amazon's Ted Harrison Page. By Robert W. Service. The Shooting of Dan McGrew. The Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service HC DJ Gold Rush Poetry Ex Library. What read you in that withered face?And You, deep shrinking in the gloom,     What find you in that filmy gaze?What menace of a tragic doom? The poet based the poem on the experience of his roommate, Dr. Leonard S. E. Sugden. Free shipping. I guess he's cooked, and it's time I looked". The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, Why he left his home in the South to roam, On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way, Talk of your cold! [POEM] The Cremation of Sam McGee - Robert W. Service. The Cremation of Sam McGee. Howled out their woes to the homeless snows— O God! "The Cremation of Sam McGee" is among the most famous of Robert W. Service's (1874–1958) poems. It is a classic ballad telling the story of two prospectors as they make their way through the Arctic North looking for gold. Known as the poet of the Yukon, he died in 1958. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Till I came to the marge of Lake Lebarge, and a derelict there lay; It was jammed in the ice, but I saw in a trice it was called the "Alice May.". Publishers: Barse & Co. In the long, long night, by the lone firelight, while the huskies, round in a ring. I cremated Sam McGee. Both leave you with shivers, but at the same time, both draw you in and are imbued with the romance of the Arctic. Now a promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code. He is traveling with his good friend Cap, and together they are mushing their way along the Dawson Trail. Some planks I tore from the cabin floorand I lit the boiler fire;Some coal I found that was lying around,and I heaped the fuel higher;The flames just soared, and the furnace roaredsuch a blaze you seldom see,And I burrowed a hole in the glowing coal,and I stuffed in Sam McGee. The Cremation of Sam McGee and the Shooting of Dan McGrew stuck with me all these years. The whole family would gather around and listen as he recited one author after another. by Ted Harrison. Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows. And every day that quiet clay seemed to heavy and heavier grow; And on I went, though the dogs were spent and the grub was getting low; The trail was bad, and I felt half mad, but I swore I would not give in; And I'd often sing to the hateful thing, and it hearkened with a grin. There are strange things done in the midnight sunBy the men who moil for gold;The Arctic trails have their secret talesThat would make your blood run cold;The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,But the queerest they ever did seeWas that night on the marge of Lake LebargeI cremated Sam McGee. Old weary year! Robert W. Service has 82 books on Goodreads with 8264 ratings. By Robert W. Service. "The Cremation of Sam McGee" is a poem written by Robert Service and is located in the Public Domain. Till I came to the marge of Lake Lebarge,and a derelict there lay;It was jammed in the ice, but I saw in a triceit was called the Alice May,And I looked at it, and I thought a bit,and I looked at my frozen chum;Then "Here", said I, with a sudden cry, "is mycre-ma-tor-eum"! The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee Poem by Robert William Service.There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales “The Cremation of Sam McGee” is among the most famous of Robert W. Service’s (1874–1958) poems. What dark, condemning yesterdays?What urge to crime, what evil done? a parting word that's true,     For we've been comrades, you and I --I thank God for each day of you;     There! The Cremation of Sam McGee deserves to be the best poem in the world. A new version of an old poem by Robert W. Service starring Hal Jeayes. He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess; And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request.". It was published in 1907 in Songs of a Sourdough. Come to 'the marge of Lake Lebarge': Robert Service's 'The Cremation of Sam McGee' This Saturday, July 10, 2010, photo shows Donna Lawlor, of the … The Cremation of Sam McGee* by Robert W. Service Synopsis Sam McGee, from Tennessee, finds himself in the far reaches of the frozen north in the Yukon Territory. 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. it's time to go.My pipe is out, my glass is dry;     My fire is almost ashes too;But once again, before you go,     And I prepare to meet the New:Old Year! The Cremation of Sam McGee is one of the highly successful works of Robert W. Service's collection of poetry. I sought this out because, as a kid,I remember my great grandfather reciting poem after poem of Robert Service and many others. I was sick with dread, but I bravely said. ISBN: 9781554532728. Be the first to write a review. "The Cremation of Sam McGee" has turned out to be one of Service's most famous poems. Robert W. 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