Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

81. The Star Of Australasia 12/31/2002
82. The New Chum Jackeroo 3/29/2010
83. The Boss Over The Board 3/26/2010
84. The Men Who Made Bad Matches 3/26/2010
85. The Legend Of Mammon Castle 3/26/2010
86. The Other Gum 3/26/2010
87. The Passing Of Scotty 3/27/2010
88. The Pavement Stones :A Song Of The Unemployed 3/27/2010
89. The Route March 3/27/2010
90. The Rebel 3/27/2010
91. The Shakedown On The Floor 3/27/2010
92. The Women Of The Town 3/27/2010
93. The Light On The Wreck 3/26/2010
94. The Legend Of Cooee Gully 3/26/2010
95. The Horse And Cart Ferry 3/26/2010
96. The King [ I ] 3/26/2010
97. The Good Old Concertina 3/26/2010
98. The Men Who Stuck To Me 3/26/2010
99. The Old Mile-Tree 3/26/2010
100. The March Of Ivan 3/26/2010
101. The Memories They Bring 3/26/2010
102. The Black Bordered Letter 3/26/2010
103. The Beauty And The Dude 3/26/2010
104. The Bards Who Lived At Manly 3/26/2010
105. The Federal City 3/26/2010
106. The Seabolt's Volunteers 3/29/2010
107. The Australian Marseillaise 3/26/2010
108. Callaghan's Hotel 3/26/2010
109. The Good Samaritan 3/26/2010
110. The Men Who Sleep With Danger 3/26/2010
111. The Drunkard's Vision 3/26/2010
112. The Emigration To New Zealand 3/26/2010
113. The Distant Drum 3/26/2010
114. The Bonny Port Of Sydney 3/26/2010
115. The Brass Well 3/26/2010
116. The Rose 3/27/2010
117. The Ports Of The Open Sea 3/27/2010
118. The Prime Of Life 3/27/2010
119. The Outside Track 3/26/2010
120. The Boss's Boots 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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: ^)

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  • 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.

  • 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

Faces In The Street


They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
That want is here a stranger, and that misery's unknown;
For where the nearest suburb and the city proper meet
My window-sill is level with the faces in the street --
Drifting past, drifting past,
To the beat of weary feet --
While I sorrow for the owners of those faces in the street.

And cause I have to sorrow, in a land so young and fair,
To see upon those faces stamped the marks of Want and Care;
I look in vain for traces of the fresh and fair and sweet
In sallow, sunken faces that...

Read the full of Faces In The Street

The Cambaroora Star


So you're writing for a paper? Well, it's nothing very new
To be writing yards of drivel for a tidy little screw;
You are young and educated, and a clever chap you are,
But you'll never run a paper like the CAMBAROORA STAR.
Though in point of education I am nothing but a dunce,
I myself -- you mayn't believe it -- helped to run a paper once
With a chap on Cambaroora, by the name of Charlie Brown,
And I'll tell you all about it if you'll take the story down.

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