Henry Lawson

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

New Life, New Love

Poem by Henry Lawson

The breezes blow on the river below,
And the fleecy clouds float high,
And I mark how the dark green gum trees match
The bright blue dome of the sky.
The rain has been, and the grass is green
Where the slopes were bare and brown,
And I see the things that I used to see
In the days ere my head went down.

I have found a light in my long dark night,
Brighter than stars or moon;
I have lost the fear of the sunset drear,
And the sadness of afternoon.
Here let us stand while I hold your hand,
Where the light’s on your golden head—
Oh! I feel the thrill that I used to feel
In the days ere my heart was dead.

The storm’s gone by, but my lips are dry
And the old wrong rankles yet—
Sweetheart or wife, I must take new life
From your red lips warm and wet!
So let it be, you may cling to me,
There is nothing on earth to dread,
For I’ll be the man that I used to be
In the days ere my heart was dead!


Comments about New Life, New Love by Henry Lawson

  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (3/26/2010 5:04:00 AM)

    how the dark nights will be filled by colored lights when you find your soulmate..a strange state when two minds celebrate one thought...when their bodies lose it's weight...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010



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