Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

361. Rain In The Mountains 3/29/2010
362. Mary Called Him 'Mister' 3/26/2010
363. Ballad Of The Drover 3/26/2010
364. For He Was A Jolly Good Fellow 3/26/2010
365. Above Crow's Nest [sydney] 3/26/2010
366. Brother, You’ll Take My Hand 3/26/2010
367. As Ireland Wore The Green 3/26/2010
368. Song Of The Dardanelles 3/26/2010
369. Shadows Before 1/1/2004
370. Success 3/29/2010
371. When The Irish Flag Went By 3/27/2010
372. Send Round The Hat 1/1/2004
373. A Word From The Bards 3/26/2010
374. The Free-Selector's Daughter 12/31/2002
375. In The Day's When We Are Dead 3/26/2010
376. The Song Of The Darling River 1/3/2003
377. Untitled 3/29/2010
378. Trooper Campbell 12/31/2002
379. The Vagabond 12/31/2002
380. An Australian Advertisement 3/26/2010
381. Golden Gully 3/26/2010
382. Eurunderee 12/31/2002
383. Australia's Forgotten Flag 3/26/2010
384. Since Then 12/31/2002
385. The Shearers Dream 1/1/2004
386. Above Lavender Bay 3/26/2010
387. Everyone's Friend 3/26/2010
388. Because My Father's One 3/26/2010
389. My Wife’s Second Husband 3/26/2010
390. Taking His Chance 12/31/2002
391. All Ashore! 3/26/2010
392. Uncle Harry 1/1/2004
393. On The March 1/1/2004
394. A Study In The 'Nood' 3/26/2010
395. Break O’ Day 3/26/2010
396. Before We Were Married 3/26/2010
397. The City Bushman 12/31/2002
398. When The Ladies Come To The Shearing Shed 3/27/2010
399. To Be Amused 1/1/2004
400. In Possum Land 3/29/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • hethin wils0n (11/13/2017 5:54:00 PM)

    you pomes are good. and the pome that I rilry

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  • Garry Sharp (8/7/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Joan, re terms
    A 'sliprail' is used. In place of a gate at the entrance of a stock yard. More than one rail can be used. They are slipped out of the way to permit animals to enter or leave the enclosure. They are mentioned in Henry's famous poem, The Sliprail and the Spur.
    'Select' was the process of acquiring a parcel of land. It was a process of encouraging closer settlement of farming land and was a sub-division of a squatter's land. Have a look at Henry's The Free Selector's Daughter.
    Henry is indeed a genius. One of my favourites is Because of Her Father's Blood, also Booth's Drum 2

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  • 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

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

    What cool poems, reminds me of the late Barry Crump

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  • 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. :)

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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

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

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  • 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?

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Best Poem of Henry Lawson

A Prouder Man Than You


If you fancy that your people came of better stock than mine,
If you hint of higher breeding by a word or by a sign,
If you're proud because of fortune or the clever things you do --
Then I'll play no second fiddle: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you think that your profession has the more gentility,
And that you are condescending to be seen along with me;
If you notice that I'm shabby while your clothes are spruce and new --
You have only got to hint it: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you have a swell companion when you see me on the street, ...

Read the full of A Prouder Man Than You

Shadows Before

"Like clouds o'er the South are the nations who reign
On fair islands that we would command;
But clouds that are darker and denser than these
Have sailed from an Isle in the Northern Seas
And rest on our Southern Land.

Low in dust is our Goddess of Liberty hurled
At our feet, and the time is at hand,
When we, the proud sons of the southern world,

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