Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

41. The Imported Servant 3/26/2010
42. The Jolly Dead March 3/26/2010
43. The King (Ii) 3/26/2010
44. The Bill Of The Ages 3/26/2010
45. The Briny Grave 3/26/2010
46. The Bulletin Hotel 3/26/2010
47. The Bursting Of The Boom 3/26/2010
48. The Bush Beyond The Range 3/26/2010
49. The Cab Lamps 3/26/2010
50. The Country Girl 3/26/2010
51. The Drums Of Ages 3/26/2010
52. The Fairy West 3/26/2010
53. The Firing-Line 3/26/2010
54. The Foreign Drunk 3/26/2010
55. The Friends Of Fallen Fortunes 3/26/2010
56. The Gathering Of The Brown-Eyed 3/26/2010
57. The Gentlemen Of Dickens 3/26/2010
58. The God-Forgotten Election 3/26/2010
59. The Good Samaritan 3/26/2010
60. The Green-Hand Rouseabout 3/26/2010
61. The Skyline Riders 3/27/2010
62. The Sleeping Beauty 3/27/2010
63. The Song Of A Prison 3/27/2010
64. The Patriotic League 3/27/2010
65. The Patteran 3/27/2010
66. The Peace Maker 3/27/2010
67. The Port O'Call 3/27/2010
68. The Rovers 3/27/2010
69. The Scamps 3/27/2010
70. The Scots [a Dirge] 3/27/2010
71. The Seabolt's Volunteers 3/27/2010
72. The Secret Whisky Cure 3/27/2010
73. The Unknown God 3/27/2010
74. When The Duke Of Clarence Died 3/27/2010
75. With Dickens 3/27/2010
76. The Flag Of Our Destinies 3/29/2010
77. The Soldier Birds 3/29/2010
78. The Battling Days 3/26/2010
79. The Ballad Of The Elder Son 3/26/2010
80. That Great Waiting Silence 3/26/2010

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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