Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

361. By Hut, Homestead And Shearing Shed, 3/26/2010
362. Fighting Hard 3/26/2010
363. The Shame Of Going Back 12/31/2002
364. A Word To Texas Jack 3/26/2010
365. My Father-In-Law And I 3/26/2010
366. Bourke 3/26/2010
367. Rain In The Mountains 3/29/2010
368. When The Ladies Come To The Shearing Shed 3/27/2010
369. Ballad Of The Drover 3/26/2010
370. Mary Called Him 'Mister' 3/26/2010
371. For He Was A Jolly Good Fellow 3/26/2010
372. Above Crow's Nest [sydney] 3/26/2010
373. Brother, You’ll Take My Hand 3/26/2010
374. As Ireland Wore The Green 3/26/2010
375. Shadows Before 1/1/2004
376. Success 3/29/2010
377. When The Irish Flag Went By 3/27/2010
378. Send Round The Hat 1/1/2004
379. A Word From The Bards 3/26/2010
380. The Free-Selector's Daughter 12/31/2002
381. In The Day's When We Are Dead 3/26/2010
382. An Australian Advertisement 3/26/2010
383. Untitled 3/29/2010
384. Trooper Campbell 12/31/2002
385. The Vagabond 12/31/2002
386. Golden Gully 3/26/2010
387. Eurunderee 12/31/2002
388. Australia's Forgotten Flag 3/26/2010
389. Since Then 12/31/2002
390. The Shearers Dream 1/1/2004
391. Above Lavender Bay 3/26/2010
392. Everyone's Friend 3/26/2010
393. Because My Father's One 3/26/2010
394. My Wife’s Second Husband 3/26/2010
395. Taking His Chance 12/31/2002
396. The Wander-Light 1/1/2004
397. One Hundred And Three 3/29/2010
398. Uncle Harry 1/1/2004
399. On The March 1/1/2004
400. A Study In The 'Nood' 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • Ruby Honeytip Ruby Honeytip (11/24/2012 12:15:00 AM)

    His poems are sprinkled all through my life and I find it a comfort to wander through the legacy of his work. What a cracker of a poet he was: ^)

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  • Atlas Atlas (5/7/2012 5:29:00 AM)

    he is the best poet and he is an inspiration

  • Jann Rau Jann Rau (4/28/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    What cool poems, reminds me of the late Barry Crump

  • Sara Smith (1/23/2012 5:25:00 AM)

    I love Henry Lawson's work. Here's a reply to Lynda on Lake Eliza - I think you might find it in The Rising Of The Court by the man himself, published in 1910 but I have never seen an actual copy, just reproduced parts. There is a reference ISBN: 1920897437. :)

  • Lynda Cracknell (9/30/2011 7:21:00 PM)

    Can anyone tell me what publication (if any) contains the poem about Lake Eliza? I see it's now on poemhunter, but we were once told it wasn't published anywhere. Not sure whether that was true or not.

  • Joan Solomon (10/13/2008 12:40:00 PM)

    I enjoy the poetry, but I wish there was a dictionary for terms that make no sense to me. (sliprails, select)

  • Stiffy Tiffy (3/6/2006 4:27:00 PM)

    i really liked ur poem after all u did a really good job on it

  • Chezz Lr (12/24/2005 9:07:00 PM)

    where is the waterlilly? ..... i cant find the poem 'The Water-Lilly' does any one know where i could find it?

Best Poem of Henry Lawson

Faces In The Street


They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
That want is here a stranger, and that misery's unknown;
For where the nearest suburb and the city proper meet
My window-sill is level with the faces in the street --
Drifting past, drifting past,
To the beat of weary feet --
While I sorrow for the owners of those faces in the street.

And cause I have to sorrow, in a land so young and fair,
To see upon those faces stamped the marks of Want and Care;
I look in vain for traces of the fresh and fair and sweet
In sallow, sunken faces that...

Read the full of Faces In The Street

The Cambaroora Star


So you're writing for a paper? Well, it's nothing very new
To be writing yards of drivel for a tidy little screw;
You are young and educated, and a clever chap you are,
But you'll never run a paper like the CAMBAROORA STAR.
Though in point of education I am nothing but a dunce,
I myself -- you mayn't believe it -- helped to run a paper once
With a chap on Cambaroora, by the name of Charlie Brown,
And I'll tell you all about it if you'll take the story down.

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