Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

121. The Empty Glass 3/26/2010
122. The Ghost At The Second Bridge 3/26/2010
123. The Day Before I Die 3/26/2010
124. The Boss's Boots 3/26/2010
125. The Ballad Of The Rousabout 3/26/2010
126. The Drums Of Battersea 3/26/2010
127. The Men Who Come Behind 3/26/2010
128. The Separated Women 3/27/2010
129. The Tragedy 1/1/2004
130. The Women Of The Town 3/27/2010
131. The Cross-Roads 3/26/2010
132. The Ballad Of Mabel Clare 3/26/2010
133. The Song Of Old Joe Swallow 12/31/2002
134. The Western Stars 3/27/2010
135. The Drovers 3/26/2010
136. The Bush Fire 3/26/2010
137. The Old Stockman's Lament 3/26/2010
138. The Cliffs 3/26/2010
139. The Rush To London 3/27/2010
140. The Way I Treated Father [a Bush Song] 3/27/2010
141. The Way Of The World 3/27/2010
142. The World Is Full Of Kindness 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 Author's Farewell To The Bushmen 3/26/2010
148. Take It Fightin’ 3/26/2010
149. Tambaroora Jim 3/29/2010
150. Those Foreign Engineers 3/27/2010
151. The Wantaritencant 3/27/2010
152. The Pride That Comes After 3/27/2010
153. The Pink Carnation 3/27/2010
154. Sweethearts Wait On Every Shore 3/26/2010
155. The Army Of The Rear 3/26/2010
156. The Men Who Made Australia 3/26/2010
157. The Motor Car 3/26/2010
158. The Cambaroora Star 12/31/2002
159. The Heart Of The Swag 3/26/2010
160. The Black Tracker (Or: Why He Lost The Track) 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

Eureka

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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