Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

481. Past Carin' 12/31/2002
482. Eureka 1/1/2004
483. Cherry- Tree Inn 12/31/2002
484. When Your Pants Begin To Go 1/3/2003
485. From The Bush 1/1/2004
486. Australian Engineers 1/1/2004
487. Australian Bards And Bush Reviewers 12/31/2002
488. Borderland 1/1/2004
489. Australia's Peril 1/1/2004
490. At The Beating Of A Drum 1/1/2004
491. As Far As Your Rifles Cover 1/1/2004
492. A Bush Girl 3/26/2010
493. A Song Of Brave Men 1/1/2004
494. `for'Ard' 12/31/2002
495. A Song Of The Republic 1/1/2004
496. Out Back 12/31/2002
497. A Prouder Man Than You 12/31/2002
498. Knocked Up 12/31/2002
499. Andy's Gone With Cattle 12/31/2002
500. Faces In The Street 12/31/2002
501. After All 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Henry Lawson

After All


The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
My spirit revives in the morning breeze,
though it died when the sun went down;
The river is high and the stream is strong,
and the grass is green and tall,
And I fain would think that this world of ours is a good world after all.

The light of passion in dreamy eyes, and a page of truth well read,
The glorious thrill in a heart grown cold of the spirit I thought was dead,
A song that goes to a comrade's heart, and a tear of pride let fall --
And my soul is strong! and the ...

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Shadows Before

"Like clouds o'er the South are the nations who reign
On fair islands that we would command;
But clouds that are darker and denser than these
Have sailed from an Isle in the Northern Seas
And rest on our Southern Land.

Low in dust is our Goddess of Liberty hurled
At our feet, and the time is at hand,
When we, the proud sons of the southern world,

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