FAVORITE POEMS of Roger Hathaway
(Click on a title to read that poem)
Started this page April 2012; will be adding more favorites as I can.
YOUR POEM by Robert Service (1874-1958): Renowned as the "Bard of the Yukon," he wrote mostly about the Klondike gold-rush. He spent time in Dawson, Yukon Territory, where his cabin is still open to tourists. From Kilwinning, Scotland, moved to Canada when he was 21, wanting to be a cowboy.
LITTLE JESUS by Francis Thompson (1859-1907) London, opium addict, street vagrant, derelict. Died at 47 of tuberculosis.
PENELOPE'S LAMENT & A KNIGHT'S DREAM (2 poems) by Lisa Hathaway, wife of Roger, author of this website.
ULYSSES by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) London. Poet Laureate. Fourth of twelve children.
THE SPELL OF THE YUKON by Robert Service (1874-1958): Renowned as the "Bard of the Yukon." I memorized this poem many years ago because it feels like my own. I lived on the Yukon River, in that region of Klondike Gold Rush, for nine years. I know of what this poem lauds. I feel native to this incredible wilderness, my beloved northland. But, I never did get gold-fever.
SIR GALAHAD by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) London. Poet Laureate. Fourth of twelve children.
THE STRANGER by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) English poet; wrote about British India. Born Bombay, moved to England at five years old. Won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
THE POET'S SONG & THE EAGLE by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) London. Poet Laureate.