Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

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

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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.

  • 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


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep,
For there's near a hundred for'ard, and they're stowed away like sheep, --
They are trav'lers for the most part in a straight 'n' honest path;
But their linen's rather scanty, an' there isn't any bath --
Stowed away like ewes and wethers that is shore 'n' marked 'n' draft.
But the shearers of the shearers always seem to travel aft;
In the cushioned cabins, aft,
With saloons 'n' smoke-rooms, aft --

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