Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

201. When You’re Bad In Your Inside 3/27/2010
202. The Christ Of The 'Never' 1/1/2004
203. Lily 3/26/2010
204. Old Tunes 3/26/2010
205. Skaal 3/26/2010
206. Skeleton Flat 3/26/2010
207. Said The Kaiser To The Spy 3/26/2010
208. Heed Not! 3/26/2010
209. Unwritten Books 3/27/2010
210. Statue Of Robert Burns 3/29/2010
211. Only A Sod 3/29/2010
212. That There Dog O' Mine 3/26/2010
213. O Cupid, Cupid; Get Your Bow! 3/26/2010
214. Mary Lemaine 3/26/2010
215. Billys 'square Affair' 3/26/2010
216. To Show What A Man Can Do 3/27/2010
217. When The Bear Comes Back Again 3/27/2010
218. I’m An Older Man Than You 3/26/2010
219. I'D Back Again The World 3/26/2010
220. Macleay Street And Red Rock Lane 3/26/2010
221. The Paroo 1/1/2004
222. The Shanty On The Rise 12/31/2002
223. Everyone's Friend 3/29/2010
224. Jack Cornstalk As A Lover 3/26/2010
225. When I Was King 3/27/2010
226. Kerosine Bay 3/26/2010
227. Jack Cornstalk In His Teens 3/26/2010
228. Cromwell 3/26/2010
229. Dan Wasn’t Thrown From His Horse 3/26/2010
230. The Great Grey Plain 12/31/2002
231. Jack Cornstalk As A Drover 3/26/2010
232. Hannah Thomburn 3/26/2010
233. He Mourned His Master 3/26/2010
234. Ned’s Delicate Way 3/26/2010
235. Charley Turner 3/29/2010
236. To Victor Daley 3/27/2010
237. The Separation 3/27/2010
238. The Song And The Sigh 12/31/2002
239. Fall In, My Men, Fall In 3/29/2010
240. Harry Stephens 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


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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