Henry Lawson

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

Andy's Gone With Cattle - Poem by Henry Lawson


Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
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Comments about Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

  • Veteran Poet - 1,219 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (5/21/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    Andy for sure, is being missed a lot. This poem is lovely (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (6/20/2014 11:10:00 AM)

    Andy's Gone With Cattle, i like this poem and the queensland theme is just perfect (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Narita Zaraki (1/27/2013 5:50:00 PM)

    I love it. I can't really explain what but there is something very dear and precious about Andy himself. it's almost like that feeling you get after reading a book and you're in love with a character. This felt like that. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,327 Points * Sunprincess * (1/27/2013 11:37:00 AM)

    To me this poem signifies the importance of a single individual in a family, an awesome write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 342 Points Manonton Dalan (1/27/2012 4:05:00 AM)

    wow! this is very nice description of queensland. i've been to brisbane on month of june it's lovely and people are very nice. i love that meat pie. no women in pubs. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ari Ryan (1/27/2011 1:27:00 PM)

    I really Enjoyed this poem. It makes you think. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joey Valenzuela (1/27/2010 9:24:00 PM)

    is it possible that ANDY signifies the FERTILITY of the soil in Australia...
    and CATTLE signifies the economy? ?

    and the title ANDY'S GONE WITH CATTLE means...
    the fertility of the lands of australia's gone as well as the economy's falling

    look at each line....
    i think i made some sense...heheh

    PS: the melody is really good-no it's great....
    i must agree with angela: GREAT WORDS AND FANTASTIC POEM... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicel Osume (1/27/2010 5:03:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Well chosen words. It just offers hope in a hopeless situation. It just tells you that you hane to be optimistic, what a poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angela Scott (1/27/2010 1:47:00 PM)

    Great words and fantastic poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kate Morris (1/27/2010 1:16:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem! the rhyme put a smile on my face :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 164 Points Joseph Poewhit (1/27/2010 10:56:00 AM)

    Many with service members in the forces, could relate to this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (1/27/2010 5:15:00 AM)

    A tight piece with good scansion and excellent rhyme. Can we infer that Andy is the man of the place, and that the uncle and whoever is writing the poem are too decrepit to keep order? No one would print a poem like this nowadays from a new writer, yet it vividly describes a section of society in a memorable way that 'modern' poetry does not. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (1/27/2010 2:41:00 AM)

    Lawson was a joy to read, when studying Aussie lit, he's so well write
    the rain is falling hard here, tropical Indonesian rain, the scanned lines are fine
    Our Andy's gone to battle now
    'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
    but Australian Soil, is still losing the battle, to erosion drought
    hard hoofed animals cattle sheep; rabbits; a rabbit proof fence was kinda neat
    raising salinity high water table still to beat
    maybe satellite grazing is the answer sport
    Drought still haunts Australia still, but Andy's spirit was never beat (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,854 Points Ramesh T A (1/27/2010 12:52:00 AM)

    Deplorable indeed when all season guy like Andy goes out leaving all on a great mission! Smooth flowing stanzas depicting the joyful nature of Andy makes the reader too feel his absence much! Nice simple poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael O'hara (12/19/2009 6:15:00 PM)

    Love this poem, put it to music several years ago, finally recorded it a few minutes ago: http: //www.myspace.com/mikeohara (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Deva De Silva (1/27/2009 7:25:00 AM)

    This beaut piece inspires me to write about my Andy! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie C.d. Xiang (1/27/2009 12:40:00 AM)

    Ditto, it is literally consummate. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shannon Dionne Gordon Clawson (1/27/2008 10:32:00 PM)

    I like it muy much! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Weimorts (1/27/2008 4:44:00 PM)

    my poetry is good to, please read it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Weimorts (1/27/2008 4:43:00 PM)

    you have good thoughts in your poetry. (Report) Reply










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