Speaking on my creative influences some more - “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service will always be one of my favorite poems. When I found a recording of Johnny Cash reciting Service’s classic tale, I couldn’t help but share it with all of you. I was homeschooled all through my elementary years, and my mom, being an avid reader of poetry, made sure I was exposed to a variety of poets from an early age. While I didn’t enjoy a whole lot of it, to be honest, this piece stuck with me – and this reading captures everything about the essence of the poem in a way that has to be heard to be believed. It has all the things that I want to have in my own writing: soul, atmosphere, and a biting wit. The Cremation is a dark tale of the lonely reality of the wilderness, with a supernatural twist that gets my heartstrings every time. Take five minutes out of your day to get lost in Service’s words and Cash’s voice.
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