Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

161. The Heart Of The Swag 3/26/2010
162. The Crucifixion [the Light Of The World] 3/26/2010
163. Stand By The Engines 3/29/2010
164. The Vote Of Thanks Debate 3/27/2010
165. The Vanguard [11] 3/27/2010
166. The Brass Well 3/26/2010
167. The Dons Of Spain 1/1/2004
168. The Old Jimmy Woodser 1/1/2004
169. Riding Round The Lines 3/26/2010
170. The Cattle-Dog's Death 3/26/2010
171. Song Of The Old Bullock-Driver 3/26/2010
172. The Babies Of Walloon 3/26/2010
173. Talbragar 3/26/2010
174. That Pretty Girl In The Army 3/26/2010
175. Spread The Truth! 3/26/2010
176. Shearer’s Song 3/26/2010
177. Constable M‘carty’s Investigations 3/26/2010
178. Cypher Seven [07] 3/26/2010
179. The Watch On The Kerb 3/27/2010
180. The Vanguard [1] 3/27/2010
181. The Writer's Dream 3/27/2010
182. Joseph’s Dreams And Reuben's Brethren [a Recital In Six Chapters] 3/26/2010
183. The Great Grey Plain 12/31/2002
184. The Days When We Went Swimming 3/26/2010
185. The Ballad Of The Black-Sheep 3/26/2010
186. Seaweed, Tussock And Fern 3/26/2010
187. Robbie's Statue 3/26/2010
188. Till All The Bad Things Came Untrue 3/27/2010
189. Victor 3/27/2010
190. Otherside 3/29/2010
191. On The Summit Of Mt. Clarence 3/29/2010
192. Peddling Round The World 3/26/2010
193. Pigeon Toes 3/26/2010
194. Queen Hilda Of Virland 1/1/2004
195. The Grog-An'Grumble Steeplechase 1/1/2004
196. The Rhyme Of The Three Greybeards 1/1/2004
197. Shearers Dream 3/26/2010
198. Sheoaks That Sigh When The Wind Is Still 3/26/2010
199. In The Height Of Fashion 3/26/2010
200. The Man Who Raised Charlestown 1/1/2004

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 ...

Read the full of Andy's Gone With Cattle

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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