Henry Lawson

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

A Backward Glance

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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