Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

121. The Boss's Boots 3/26/2010
122. The Lily And The Bee 3/26/2010
123. The Muscovy Duck 3/26/2010
124. The Ballad Of The Rousabout 3/26/2010
125. The Men Who Come Behind 3/26/2010
126. The Drums Of Battersea 3/26/2010
127. The Separated Women 3/27/2010
128. The Tragedy 1/1/2004
129. The Cross-Roads 3/26/2010
130. The Man From Waterloo (With Kind Regards To Banjo) 3/26/2010
131. The Ballad Of Mabel Clare 3/26/2010
132. The Song Of Old Joe Swallow 12/31/2002
133. The Black Tracker (Or: Why He Lost The Track) 3/26/2010
134. The Western Stars 3/27/2010
135. The Bonny Port Of Sydney 3/26/2010
136. The Brass Well 3/26/2010
137. The Drovers 3/26/2010
138. The Cliffs 3/26/2010
139. The Rush To London 3/27/2010
140. The World Is Full Of Kindness 3/27/2010
141. The Way I Treated Father [a Bush Song] 3/27/2010
142. The Way Of The World 3/27/2010
143. The Waving Of The Red 3/27/2010
144. They Can Only Drag You Down 3/27/2010
145. The Water 3/29/2010
146. The Cockney Soul 1/1/2004
147. The Teams 12/31/2002
148. The Author's Farewell To The Bushmen 3/26/2010
149. Take It Fightin’ 3/26/2010
150. Tambaroora Jim 3/29/2010
151. Those Foreign Engineers 3/27/2010
152. The Wantaritencant 3/27/2010
153. The Pride That Comes After 3/27/2010
154. The Pink Carnation 3/27/2010
155. The Army Of The Rear 3/26/2010
156. Sweethearts Wait On Every Shore 3/26/2010
157. The Men Who Made Australia 3/26/2010
158. The Motor Car 3/26/2010
159. The Cambaroora Star 12/31/2002
160. The Heart Of The Swag 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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At The Beating Of A Drum

Fear ye not the stormy future, for the Battle Hymn is strong,
And the armies of Australia shall not march without a song;
The glorious words and music of Australia's song shall come
When her true hearts rush together at the beating of a drum.

We may not be there to hear it – 'twill be written in the night,
And Australia's foes shall fear it in the hour before the fight.
The glorious words and music from a lonely heart shall come
When our sons shall rush to danger at the beating o

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