Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

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

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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

  • 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


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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