L. E. Homfray

Lucy Everett Homfray (1873-1951) was a poet who lived in New South Wales. She wrote a fair amount of patriotic poetry during the First World War. Many of her poems had a religious flavour.

Publications by L. E. Homfray:
1915: Australians, Awake! And Other Poems, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1915?]
1917: ‘Somewhere in France’, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1917?]
1917: Voices of Anzac, Sydney: D.S. Ford, [1917?]
1918: Unfaltering to the End, [Sydney: L.E. Homfray, 1918?]

Selected poetry by L. E. Homfray:
[Initials after a listing refer to the publication that the work was published in.]
[* Poems written for children are marked with an asterisk.]
Anzac Crosses [18 April 1921]
Anzac Day [23 April 1920]
Australians, Awake! [AAOP, 1915]
The Call of the Empire [AAOP, 1915]
Childhood [poem by L. E. Homfray, 1 September 1936]
The Christmas Vision [17 December 1920]
Compensation! [11 November 1921]
* Dollies’ Mending Day [11 October 1925]
* The Doll’s Hospital [20 September 1925]
Dreams [poem by L. E. Homfray, 12 January 1937]
Echoes of the Christmas Bells [23 December 1921]
* Fairy Games [18 October 1925]
* Five Little Pigs [20 September 1925]
The Following of the Star [AAOP, 1915]
God’s Heroes [AAOP, 1915]
Hymn for Airmen [poem by L. E. Homfray, 31 July 1940]
Hymn for Missions [16 January 1913]
Hymn for Peace [AAOP, 1915]
Hymn for Peace: Give Peace in our Time, O Lord [AAOP, 1915]
* If You Were Me [poem by L. E. Homfray, 9 March 1934]
In Memory of our Fallen Heroes [AAOP, 1915]
* Jack and Jill [4 October 1925]
Late Bishop of Bathurst: To His Memory [24 May 1911]
Life’s Journey [AAOP, 1915]
“The Little Wooden Ship” [AAOP, 1915]
A Mother’s Prayer [AAOP, 1915]
The Mother’s Prayer [SF, 1917]
My Wish [AAOP, 1915]
My Wish For Thee [13 June 1924]
* The New Maid [24 November 1928]
* Off to Manly [25 October 1925]
Our Debt of Honour [11 March 1921]
A slightly different version of her poem “Anzac Day”.
Prayer for the Wandering Sheep [AAOP, 1915]
Riches [poem by L. E. Homfray, 12 April 1934]
The Soldier’s Vision of Christ [SF, 1917]
Some Day [AAOP, 1915]
Some of Life’s Joys [poem by L. E. Homfray, 31 May 1934]
Somewhere [AAOP, 1915]
A Song of Youth [poem by L. E. Homfray, 20 July 1937]
Sons of Australia [AAOP, 1915]
Sweethearts [AAOP, 1915]
Sweet Innocence [AAOP, 1915]
Sympathy [AAOP, 1915]
Two Little Hands [poem by L. E. Homfray, 22 March 1934]
* What Can I Do? [4 October 1925]
What Will it Matter? [AAOP, 1915]
* What Would You Like? [21 December 1929]

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