Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

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Home And Love


Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
When angels talk in Heaven above,
I'm sure they have no words more sweet
Than Home and Love.

Just Home and Love! it's hard to guess
Which of the two were best to gain;
Home without Love is bitterness;
Love without Home is often pain.
No! each alone will seldom do;
Somehow they travel hand and glove:
If you win one you must have two,
Both Home and Love.

And if you've both, well then I'm sure
You ought to sing the whole day long;
It doesn't matter if you're poor
With these to make divine your song.
And so I praisefully repeat,
When angels talk in Heaven above,
There are no words more simply sweet
Than Home and Love.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Gold Star - 13,594 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/24/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    Home and love, home without love is hell -HOME- Heaven of my enjoyment and LOVE.- Life of vulgarity ends, - Honorable poet concluded -There are no words more simply sweet, Than Home and Love. so nice I pray house must be home Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Karen Sinclair (10/24/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    I found this tweedy in the first stanza (personal taste) but the second stanza it came into it's own with thought provoking truths. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 466 Points Manohar Bhatia (10/24/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    A man may buy a house, but its the woman who turns it into a home with love, sacrifice, hard chores to put the home in order. So {Home} & {Love} are the prerogative of the woman who has tied up with the man to start a family.Its true these two important words_____ Homa & Love are interconnected. Simple byut beautiful poem.
    Manohar Bhatia. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 466 Points Linda Beach (5/15/2013 12:27:00 AM)

    I have a thick card with the poem Home and Love although it stops at Than home and love. By Robert W Service the front has two trees with a road leading to two homes. Its black and white on the back written in pencil says 1868
    11 x 18
    3 on 1 Sounds V
    1/2 3163 cant make out the last work. I don't know what it was made for. I am wondering if it is a template to create more of these. Does anyone know what it may be? I would appreciate any help (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,555 Points Chinonso Uche (10/24/2012 6:27:00 PM)

    Who has Home and Love? Strong words that repells and attract at the same time! Bravo Dear Will. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Herman Chiu (10/24/2010 8:03:00 PM)

    Very nice that he was able to identify these two words out of all of them.
    Personally, I agree that these are the two most 'complete' words out there - purely in their feeling and uncompromising, agreeable adoration. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anita Trivedi (10/24/2010 4:04:00 AM)

    One of best writting that i've ever read..... Home & love wonderful....... home & love they are sweetest dreams in life....... lovely write......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 147 Points Ramesh T A (10/24/2010 2:54:00 AM)

    Without love where is life in the world? Love Is The Crowning Piece Of Nature! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 147 Points Guybrush Threepwood (10/25/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    I enjoy the subject of the poem and the basic idea behind each of the lines, but I feel like it could've been worded better. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Indira Renganathan (10/24/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    Home without Love is bitterness;
    Love without Home is often pain....
    honest words from the depth of a loving heart... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 147 Points Ramesh T A (10/24/2009 8:02:00 AM)

    Home is where love resides and love is the place of home and there is no doubt about it! They are more than heaven indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Gillena Cox (10/24/2007 7:28:00 PM)

    A universal theme; and how poignantly summarised in the opening lines of Verse three 'And if you've both, well then I'm sure/You ought to sing the whole day long; ' (Report) Reply

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