Henry Lawson

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

Henry Lawson Poems

281. Down The River 3/26/2010
282. Jack Cornstalk 3/26/2010
283. Barta 3/26/2010
284. To Jack 3/27/2010
285. Broken Axletree 3/29/2010
286. Dawgs Of War 3/26/2010
287. Let’s Be Fools To-Night 3/26/2010
288. Lake Eliza 3/26/2010
289. Watching The Crows 3/27/2010
290. Bush Hay 3/29/2010
291. To A Pair Of Blucher Boots 3/27/2010
292. Gipsy Too 3/26/2010
293. My Literary Friend 3/26/2010
294. O'Hara, J.P. 3/26/2010
295. Clinging Back 3/26/2010
296. Gettin Back 3/26/2010
297. Rise Ye! Rise Ye! 3/26/2010
298. Here's Luck 3/26/2010
299. Kangaroo Power 3/26/2010
300. Say Goodbye When Your Chum Is Married 3/26/2010
301. Over The Ranges And Into The West 3/26/2010
302. He Had So Much Work To Do 3/26/2010
303. Rewi To Grey: The Old Maori Chief’s Last Message 3/26/2010
304. Caricatures 3/29/2010
305. Knockin' Around 3/26/2010
306. Keeping His First Wife Now 3/26/2010
307. Possum A Lay Of New Chumland 3/29/2010
308. Ben Boyd's Tower 3/26/2010
309. Who’ll Wear The Beaten Colours? 3/27/2010
310. To “doc” Wylie 3/27/2010
311. To My Friends 3/27/2010
312. Lay Your Ears Back And Fight 3/26/2010
313. Advertisement For Hean’s Essence 3/26/2010
314. Gs [or The Fourth Cook] 3/26/2010
315. Jack Cornstalk As A Poet 3/26/2010
316. When Your Sins Come Home To Roost 3/27/2010
317. Sacred To The Memory Of “unknown” 3/26/2010
318. Brighten’s Sister-In-Law [or The Carrier's Story] 3/26/2010
319. His Brother’s Keeper 3/26/2010
320. Will Yer Write It Down For Me? 3/27/2010

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

After All


The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
My spirit revives in the morning breeze,
though it died when the sun went down;
The river is high and the stream is strong,
and the grass is green and tall,
And I fain would think that this world of ours is a good world after all.

The light of passion in dreamy eyes, and a page of truth well read,
The glorious thrill in a heart grown cold of the spirit I thought was dead,
A song that goes to a comrade's heart, and a tear of pride let fall --
And my soul is strong! and the ...

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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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