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Home And Love - Poem by Robert William Service

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.


Comments about Home And Love by Robert William Service

  • Veteran Poet - 1,357 Points Earnest Gatuma (11/2/2016 2:04:00 PM)

    generally reflective...I love it! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 69,812 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (10/23/2016 10:58:00 PM)

    Love without home is often pain,
    Home without love is bitterness
    Great truths reflected in this beautifully envisioned poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 72,492 Points Sandra Feldman (10/23/2016 8:47:00 PM)

    How Sweet!
    Today's cynicism, sure does beat! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  5. 5. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  6. 6. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  7. 7. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  8. 8. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  9. 9. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  10. 10. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  11. 11. Home , Anne Brontë
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  14. 14. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  15. 15. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  16. 16. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  17. 17. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  18. 18. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  19. 19. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  20. 20. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  21. 21. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  22. 22. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  23. 23. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  24. 24. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  25. 25. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  26. 26. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  27. 27. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  28. 28. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  29. 29. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  30. 30. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  31. 31. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  32. 32. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  33. 33. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  34. 34. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  35. 35. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  36. 36. Home , Rupert Brooke
  37. 37. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  38. 38. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  39. 39. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  40. 40. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  41. 41. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  42. 42. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  43. 43. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  44. 44. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  45. 45. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  46. 46. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  47. 47. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  48. 48. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  49. 49. The Hock-Cart, Or Harvest Home , Robert Herrick
  50. 50. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
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