From John Scalzi over at “By the Way…:”
Weekend Assignment #105: Share a favorite poem.
My favorite poem is a long one. I had to memorize part of it for 6th grade English class and after I recited the required number of lines, I read on so that everyone could hear how it ended.
It was written by Robert Service and it has quite an unexpected ending. Here’s the opening:
- 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.
I hope that grabs your interest enough that you’ll want to go read the rest. You can find the full text here.