Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

401. A Dirge Of Joy 3/26/2010
402. Out On The Roofs Of Hell 3/26/2010
403. The Men We Might Have Been 1/3/2003
404. The Iron Wedding Rings 1/1/2004
405. A Mixed Battle Song 3/26/2010
406. A Fantasy Of War 3/26/2010
407. A Derry On A Cove 3/26/2010
408. A Word From The Bards 3/26/2010
409. Reedy River 1/1/2004
410. A Little Mistake 3/26/2010
411. Australia's Forgotten Flag 3/26/2010
412. The Never-Never Country 1/3/2003
413. Sez You 1/1/2004
414. In The Street 1/1/2004
415. A New John Bull 3/26/2010
416. A Dan Yell 3/26/2010
417. The Wander-Light 1/1/2004
418. The Bush Girl 1/1/2004
419. As Ireland Wore The Green 3/26/2010
420. 39 3/29/2010
421. Mount Bukaroo 12/31/2002
422. Peter Anderson And Co. 12/31/2002
423. The Fire At Ross's Farm 12/31/2002
424. The Heart Of Australia 1/1/2004
425. Said Grenfell To My Spirit 1/1/2004
426. A Slight Misunderstanding At The Jasper Gate 3/26/2010
427. A Study In The 'Nood' 3/26/2010
428. The Sliprails And The Spur 12/31/2002
429. The Wreck Of The `derry Castle' 12/31/2002
430. I'Ll Tell You What You Wanderers 1/1/2004
431. When Hopes Ran High 3/27/2010
432. A Mate Can Do No Wrong 3/26/2010
433. The Song Of Australia 1/1/2004
434. Cinderella 3/26/2010
435. My Land And I 1/1/2004
436. Victory 1/1/2004
437. Poverty 3/26/2010
438. The Fight At Eureka Stockade 1/1/2004
439. The Old Bark School 1/1/2004
440. On The Wallaby 1/3/2003

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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: ^)

  • 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

Andy's Gone With Cattle


Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
Our Andy's gone with cattle now
Across the Queensland border.

He's left us in dejection now;
Our hearts with him are roving.
It's dull on this selection now,
Since Andy went a-droving.

Who now shall wear the cheerful face
In times when things are slackest?
And who shall whistle round the place
When Fortune frowns her blackest?

Oh, who shall cheek the squatter now
When he comes round us snarling?
His tongue is growing hotter now
Since Andy ...

Read the full of Andy's Gone With Cattle

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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