The Passing of the Year
by Robert Service
The Passing of the Year Resources
Here's a selection of other poems by Service from the Poetry Foundation. The site is worth poking around on, too. Lots of good stuff.
This is more of a fan-page than an academic research site. Still, it's full of interesting tidbits, and we think it really captures how alive Service's poetry still is for so many people.
Listen to fun, dramatic readings of poems, including Service's "The Passing of the Year."
This claims to be a recording of Service himself reading one of his poems. No way for us to be sure, but it sounds convincing, and just a little bit eerie. Or maybe a lot eerie…
Here's the man himself, his signature, and a little bio.
While we were reading this poem, we realized we'd seen this old man/old year thing before. You know those cartoons in the paper around New Year's that show the old year as an old man and the new one as a baby? Well, for what it's worth, here's one.