Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

441. On The Wallaby 1/3/2003
442. Andy's Return 3/26/2010
443. In The Storm That Is To Come 1/1/2004
444. The Roaring Days 12/31/2002
445. As Good As New 3/26/2010
446. Marshall's Mate 12/31/2002
447. Scots Of The Riverina 1/3/2003
448. A Slight Misunderstanding At The Jasper Gate 3/26/2010
449. A Backward Glance 3/26/2010
450. Jack Dunn Of Nevertire 12/31/2002
451. A May Night On The Mountains 3/26/2010
452. On The Night Train 1/1/2004
453. How The Land Was Won 1/1/2004
454. The Old Bark School 1/1/2004
455. To An Old Mate 12/31/2002
456. When The Children Come Home 1/1/2004
457. Fall In, My Men, Fall In 1/1/2004
458. Sweeney 12/31/2002
459. Middleton's Rouseabout 12/31/2002
460. The Ballad Of The Drover 12/31/2002
461. Here Died 1/1/2004
462. Dan, The Wreck 12/31/2002
463. In The Days When The World Was Wide 12/31/2002
464. Waratah And Wattle 1/1/2004
465. Up The Country 12/31/2002
466. Outback 1/1/2004
467. To Hannah 1/3/2003
468. When The `army' Prays For Watty 12/31/2002
469. The Ghost 12/31/2002
470. Ben Duggan 12/31/2002
471. Wide Lies Australia 1/1/2004
472. Every Man Should Have A Rifle 1/1/2004
473. Wide Spaces 1/1/2004
474. Black Bonnet 1/3/2003
475. He’s Gone To England For A Wife 3/26/2010
476. Freedom On The Wallaby 1/1/2004
477. For Australia 1/1/2004
478. Corny Bill 12/31/2002
479. Cameron's Heart 12/31/2002
480. Past Carin' 12/31/2002

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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)

  • 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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