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. Said The Kaiser To The Spy 3/26/2010
206. Heed Not! 3/26/2010
207. Unwritten Books 3/27/2010
208. Statue Of Robert Burns 3/29/2010
209. Only A Sod 3/29/2010
210. The Voice From Over Yonder 3/27/2010
211. That There Dog O' Mine 3/26/2010
212. O Cupid, Cupid; Get Your Bow! 3/26/2010
213. Mary Lemaine 3/26/2010
214. Billys 'square Affair' 3/26/2010
215. To Show What A Man Can Do 3/27/2010
216. When The Bear Comes Back Again 3/27/2010
217. I’m An Older Man Than You 3/26/2010
218. I'D Back Again The World 3/26/2010
219. Macleay Street And Red Rock Lane 3/26/2010
220. The Paroo 1/1/2004
221. The Shanty On The Rise 12/31/2002
222. Everyone's Friend 3/29/2010
223. Jack Cornstalk As A Lover 3/26/2010
224. When I Was King 3/27/2010
225. Kerosine Bay 3/26/2010
226. Jack Cornstalk In His Teens 3/26/2010
227. Cromwell 3/26/2010
228. Dan Wasn’t Thrown From His Horse 3/26/2010
229. Jack Cornstalk As A Drover 3/26/2010
230. He Mourned His Master 3/26/2010
231. Hannah Thomburn 3/26/2010
232. Ned’s Delicate Way 3/26/2010
233. Tambaroora Jim 3/29/2010
234. Charley Turner 3/29/2010
235. To Victor Daley 3/27/2010
236. The Separation 3/27/2010
237. The Song And The Sigh 12/31/2002
238. Fall In, My Men, Fall In 3/29/2010
239. Harry Stephens 3/26/2010
240. Outside 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • 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)

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  • Stiffy Tiffy (3/6/2006 4:27:00 PM)

    i really liked ur poem after all u did a really good job on it

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  • 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?

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Best Poem of Henry Lawson

A Prouder Man Than You

If you fancy that your people came of better stock than mine,
If you hint of higher breeding by a word or by a sign,
If you're proud because of fortune or the clever things you do --
Then I'll play no second fiddle: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you think that your profession has the more gentility,
And that you are condescending to be seen along with me;
If you notice that I'm shabby while your clothes are spruce and new --
You have only got to hint it: I'm a prouder man than you!

If you have a swell companion when you see me on the street, ...

Read the full of A Prouder Man Than You


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 --