The Separation By Henry Lawson

The Separation We knew too little of the world, And you and I were good— ’Twas paltry things that wrecked our lives …

The Boss’s Boots By Henry Lawson

The Boss’s Boots The Shearers squint along the pens, they squint along the ‘shoots;’ The shearers squint along the board to catch …

Success By Henry Lawson

Success Did you see that man riding past, With shoulders bowed with care? There’s failure in his eyes to last, And in …

Nemesis By Henry Lawson

Nemesis It is night-time when the saddest and the darkest memories haunt, When outside the printing office the most glaring posters flaunt, …

In The Street By Henry Lawson

In The Street Where the needle-woman toils Through the night with hand and brain, Till the sickly daylight shudders like a spectre …

For Australia By Henry Lawson

For Australia Now, with the wars of the world begun, they’ll listen to you and me, Now while the frightened nations run …

Broken Axletree By Henry Lawson

Broken Axletree On the Track of Grand Endeavour, on the long track out to Bourke, Past the Turn-Back, and past Howlong, and …

Divorced By Henry Lawson

Divorced TWO COUPLES are drifting the self-same way (Men of the world know well) From the ballroom glare as the night grows …

The Vanguard [1] By Henry Lawson

The Vanguard [1] While the crippled cruisers stagger where the blind horizon dips, And the ocean ooze is rising round the sunken …

For Ard By Henry Lawson

For Ard It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep, For there’s near a hundred for’ard, and they’re stowed away …