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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 - 1,350 Points Earnest Gatuma (11/2/2016 2:04:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 68,045 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 - 68,617 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 Burial , Robert Frost
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  7. 7. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  8. 8. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  9. 9. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  10. 10. Home , Anne Brontë
  11. 11. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  16. 16. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  17. 17. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  18. 18. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  19. 19. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  20. 20. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  21. 21. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  22. 22. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  23. 23. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  24. 24. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  25. 25. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  26. 26. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  27. 27. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  28. 28. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  29. 29. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  30. 30. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  32. 32. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  33. 33. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  34. 34. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  35. 35. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  36. 36. Home , Rupert Brooke
  37. 37. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  38. 38. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  39. 39. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  40. 40. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  41. 41. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  42. 42. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  43. 43. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  44. 44. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  45. 45. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  46. 46. Lines Written From Home , Anne Brontë
  47. 47. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  48. 48. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  49. 49. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  50. 50. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
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