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Scalzi’s Weekend Assignment #105

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.

1 Comment

  1. I had read this at some point in my childhood. I love the rhyme and rhythm of this poem.

    I’ve never been a big fan of free verse.

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