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

`for'Ard'


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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