Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Andy's Gone With Cattle - Poem by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
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Comments about Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

  • (5/21/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    Andy for sure, is being missed a lot. This poem is lovely (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Jani (6/20/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    Andy's Gone With Cattle, i like this poem and the queensland theme is just perfect (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2013 5:50:00 PM)

    I love it. I can't really explain what but there is something very dear and precious about Andy himself. it's almost like that feeling you get after reading a book and you're in love with a character. This felt like that. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2012 4:05:00 AM)

    wow! this is very nice description of queensland. i've been to brisbane on month of june it's lovely and people are very nice. i love that meat pie. no women in pubs. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2011 1:27:00 PM)

    I really Enjoyed this poem. It makes you think. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 9:24:00 PM)

    is it possible that ANDY signifies the FERTILITY of the soil in Australia...
    and CATTLE signifies the economy? ?

    and the title ANDY'S GONE WITH CATTLE means...
    the fertility of the lands of australia's gone as well as the economy's falling

    look at each line....
    i think i made some sense...heheh

    PS: the melody is really good-no it's great....
    i must agree with angela: GREAT WORDS AND FANTASTIC POEM...
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 5:03:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Well chosen words. It just offers hope in a hopeless situation. It just tells you that you hane to be optimistic, what a poem! (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 1:47:00 PM)

    Great words and fantastic poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 1:16:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem! the rhyme put a smile on my face :) (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 10:56:00 AM)

    Many with service members in the forces, could relate to this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw (1/27/2010 5:15:00 AM)

    A tight piece with good scansion and excellent rhyme. Can we infer that Andy is the man of the place, and that the uncle and whoever is writing the poem are too decrepit to keep order? No one would print a poem like this nowadays from a new writer, yet it vividly describes a section of society in a memorable way that 'modern' poetry does not. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2010 2:41:00 AM)

    Lawson was a joy to read, when studying Aussie lit, he's so well write
    the rain is falling hard here, tropical Indonesian rain, the scanned lines are fine
    Our Andy's gone to battle now
    'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
    but Australian Soil, is still losing the battle, to erosion drought
    hard hoofed animals cattle sheep; rabbits; a rabbit proof fence was kinda neat
    raising salinity high water table still to beat
    maybe satellite grazing is the answer sport
    Drought still haunts Australia still, but Andy's spirit was never beat
    (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (1/27/2010 12:52:00 AM)

    Deplorable indeed when all season guy like Andy goes out leaving all on a great mission! Smooth flowing stanzas depicting the joyful nature of Andy makes the reader too feel his absence much! Nice simple poem! (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2009 6:15:00 PM)

    Love this poem, put it to music several years ago, finally recorded it a few minutes ago: http: //www.myspace.com/mikeohara (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2009 7:25:00 AM)

    This beaut piece inspires me to write about my Andy! (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2009 12:40:00 AM)

    Ditto, it is literally consummate. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2008 10:32:00 PM)

    I like it muy much! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2008 4:44:00 PM)

    my poetry is good to, please read it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2008 4:43:00 PM)

    you have good thoughts in your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Doesn't waste a word does our Henry. He is such a delight to read and feel and see (Report) Reply

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