Henry Lawson

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

A Backward Glance - Poem by Henry Lawson

IT IS well when you’ve lived in clover,
To mourn for the days gone by—
Would I live the same life over
Could I live again? Not I!
But, knowing the false from the real,
I would strive to ascend:
I would seek out my boyhood’s ideal,
And follow it to the end.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010

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