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 Vanguard [11] 3/27/2010
165. The Vote Of Thanks Debate 3/27/2010
166. The Dons Of Spain 1/1/2004
167. The Old Jimmy Woodser 1/1/2004
168. Riding Round The Lines 3/26/2010
169. The Cattle-Dog's Death 3/26/2010
170. The Babies Of Walloon 3/26/2010
171. Song Of The Old Bullock-Driver 3/26/2010
172. Talbragar 3/26/2010
173. That Pretty Girl In The Army 3/26/2010
174. Spread The Truth! 3/26/2010
175. The Afterglow 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 Vanguard [1] 3/27/2010
180. The Writer's Dream 3/27/2010
181. The Watch On The Kerb 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 Wantaritencant 3/27/2010
185. The Days When We Went Swimming 3/26/2010
186. The Ballad Of The Black-Sheep 3/26/2010
187. Seaweed, Tussock And Fern 3/26/2010
188. Robbie's Statue 3/26/2010
189. Till All The Bad Things Came Untrue 3/27/2010
190. Victor 3/27/2010
191. On The Summit Of Mt. Clarence 3/29/2010
192. Otherside 3/29/2010
193. Peddling Round The World 3/26/2010
194. Pigeon Toes 3/26/2010
195. Queen Hilda Of Virland 1/1/2004
196. The Grog-An'Grumble Steeplechase 1/1/2004
197. Sydney-Side 3/26/2010
198. Shearers Dream 3/26/2010
199. The Rhyme Of The Three Greybeards 1/1/2004
200. The Man Who Raised Charlestown 1/1/2004

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • hethin wils0n (11/13/2017 5:54:00 PM)

    you pomes are good. and the pome that I rilry

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  • 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

  • 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

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 ...

Read the full of After All


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep,
For there's near a hundred for'ard, and they're stowed away like sheep, --
They are trav'lers for the most part in a straight 'n' honest path;
But their linen's rather scanty, an' there isn't any bath --
Stowed away like ewes and wethers that is shore 'n' marked 'n' draft.
But the shearers of the shearers always seem to travel aft;
In the cushioned cabins, aft,
With saloons 'n' smoke-rooms, aft --

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