Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

41. The Sleeping Beauty 3/27/2010
42. The Song Of A Prison 3/27/2010
43. The Unknown God 3/27/2010
44. The Leader And The Bad Girl 3/26/2010
45. The Lady Of The Motor Car 3/26/2010
46. The Hymn Of The Socialists 3/26/2010
47. The Imported Servant 3/26/2010
48. The Jolly Dead March 3/26/2010
49. The King (Ii) 3/26/2010
50. The Fairy West 3/26/2010
51. The Green-Hand Rouseabout 3/26/2010
52. The Lily Of St Leonards 3/26/2010
53. The Little Czar 3/26/2010
54. The Little Slit In The Tail 3/26/2010
55. The Men Who Live It Down 3/26/2010
56. The Mountain Splitter 3/26/2010
57. The Battling Days 3/26/2010
58. The Bill Of The Ages 3/26/2010
59. The Briny Grave 3/26/2010
60. The Bulletin Hotel 3/26/2010
61. The Bursting Of The Boom 3/26/2010
62. The Cab Lamps 3/26/2010
63. The Captains 3/26/2010
64. The Country Girl 3/26/2010
65. The Drums Of Ages 3/26/2010
66. The Firing-Line 3/26/2010
67. The Foreign Drunk 3/26/2010
68. The Friends Of Fallen Fortunes 3/26/2010
69. The Gathering Of The Brown-Eyed 3/26/2010
70. The Gentlemen Of Dickens 3/26/2010
71. When The Duke Of Clarence Died 3/27/2010
72. With Dickens 3/27/2010
73. The Flag Of Our Destinies 3/29/2010
74. The Soldier Birds 3/29/2010
75. The Alleys 3/26/2010
76. The Ballad Of The Elder Son 3/26/2010
77. The Star Of Australasia 12/31/2002
78. The New Chum Jackeroo 3/29/2010
79. The Boss Over The Board 3/26/2010
80. The Men Who Made Bad Matches 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • Dorothy (2/23/2018 6:54:00 AM)

    Ballad of the Drover - Henry Lawson

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  • Aren Joseph (2/18/2018 10:13:00 PM)

    does anyone know which poem contains the words: we've forded bigger streams when floods were at their height ? ?

  • Chloe (11/25/2017 11:10:00 PM)

    He is my inspiration he’s poems are so hood he is one of the best poets

  • hethin wils0n (11/13/2017 5:54:00 PM)

    you pomes are good. and the pome that I rilry

  • 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

  • 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.

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


Roll up, Eureka's heroes, on that grand Old Rush afar,
For Lalor's gone to join you in the big camp where you are;
Roll up and give him welcome such as only diggers can,
For well he battled for the rights of miner and of Man.
In that bright golden country that lies beyond our sight,
The record of his honest life shall be his Miner's Right;
But many a bearded mouth shall twitch, and many a tear be shed,
And many a grey old digger sigh to hear that Lalor's dead.
Yet wipe your eyes, old fos

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