Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

201. The Crucifixion [the Light Of The World] 3/26/2010
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. Song Of The Old Bullock-Driver 3/26/2010
213. The Voice From Over Yonder 3/27/2010
214. That There Dog O' Mine 3/26/2010
215. O Cupid, Cupid; Get Your Bow! 3/26/2010
216. Mary Lemaine 3/26/2010
217. Billys 'square Affair' 3/26/2010
218. To Show What A Man Can Do 3/27/2010
219. When The Bear Comes Back Again 3/27/2010
220. I’m An Older Man Than You 3/26/2010
221. I'D Back Again The World 3/26/2010
222. Macleay Street And Red Rock Lane 3/26/2010
223. The Paroo 1/1/2004
224. The Shanty On The Rise 12/31/2002
225. Everyone's Friend 3/29/2010
226. Jack Cornstalk As A Lover 3/26/2010
227. When I Was King 3/27/2010
228. Kerosine Bay 3/26/2010
229. Jack Cornstalk In His Teens 3/26/2010
230. Cromwell 3/26/2010
231. Dan Wasn’t Thrown From His Horse 3/26/2010
232. The Great Grey Plain 12/31/2002
233. Hannah Thomburn 3/26/2010
234. Jack Cornstalk As A Drover 3/26/2010
235. He Mourned His Master 3/26/2010
236. Ned’s Delicate Way 3/26/2010
237. Charley Turner 3/29/2010
238. To Victor Daley 3/27/2010
239. The Song And The Sigh 12/31/2002
240. Fall In, My Men, Fall In 3/29/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • Jann Rau Jann Rau (4/28/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    What cool poems, reminds me of the late Barry Crump

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  • 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 ...

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At The Beating Of A Drum

Fear ye not the stormy future, for the Battle Hymn is strong,
And the armies of Australia shall not march without a song;
The glorious words and music of Australia's song shall come
When her true hearts rush together at the beating of a drum.

We may not be there to hear it – 'twill be written in the night,
And Australia's foes shall fear it in the hour before the fight.
The glorious words and music from a lonely heart shall come
When our sons shall rush to danger at the beating o

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