Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

241. The Professional Wanderer 1/1/2004
242. Since The Cities Are The Cities 3/26/2010
243. To Roumania 3/27/2010
244. Rejected 3/26/2010
245. Somewhere Up In Queensland 3/26/2010
246. Johnson, Alias Crow 3/26/2010
247. Billy Of Queensland 3/29/2010
248. To-Morrow 3/27/2010
249. Young Kings And Old 3/27/2010
250. Who’s Dot Pulleteen? 3/27/2010
251. Write By Return 3/27/2010
252. The League Of Nations 1/1/2004
253. The Water Lily 3/27/2010
254. Bound For The Lord-Knows-Where 3/29/2010
255. Mostly Slavonic 3/26/2010
256. Nineteen Nine 3/26/2010
257. The Afterglow 3/26/2010
258. Ruth 3/26/2010
259. Captain Von Esson Of The “sebastopol” 3/29/2010
260. To Tom Bracken 3/27/2010
261. Years After The War In Australia 3/27/2010
262. Written Afterwards 3/27/2010
263. John Cornstalk 3/26/2010
264. Nemesis 3/26/2010
265. Our Mistress And Our Queen 3/29/2010
266. Written Out [1] 3/27/2010
267. The Ships That Won'T Go Down 1/1/2004
268. Next Door 3/26/2010
269. Old Stone Chimney 3/26/2010
270. To Jim 3/27/2010
271. Down The River 3/26/2010
272. Barta 3/26/2010
273. Jack Cornstalk 3/26/2010
274. To Jack 3/27/2010
275. Broken Axletree 3/29/2010
276. Dawgs Of War 3/26/2010
277. Lake Eliza 3/26/2010
278. Let’s Be Fools To-Night 3/26/2010
279. Watching The Crows 3/27/2010
280. Bush Hay 3/29/2010

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

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  • 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

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  • 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. :)

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  • 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.

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  • 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


Roll up, Eureka's heroes, on that grand Old Rush afar,
For Lalor's gone to join you in the big camp where you are;
Roll up and give him welcome such as only diggers can,
For well he battled for the rights of miner and of Man.
In that bright golden country that lies beyond our sight,
The record of his honest life shall be his Miner's Right;
But many a bearded mouth shall twitch, and many a tear be shed,
And many a grey old digger sigh to hear that Lalor's dead.
Yet wipe your eyes, old fos

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