Riches [poem by L. E. Homfray, 12 April 1934]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 1934.] Riches. No worldly wealth or fame is mine, Yet at my door Stand Joy and Hope with outstretched hands, I ask no more. Each little sweet-voiced bird that sings, Brings joy to me, In every star which decks […]

Two Little Hands [poem by L. E. Homfray, 22 March 1934]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 March 1934.] Two Little Hands. Two little hands, at break of day, Smooth the lines off my tired face, Two little arms encircle me, Folding me close in Love’s embrace. Two little helpless clinging hands, Soft, and dimpled, and Oh! […]

If You Were Me [poem by L. E. Homfray, 9 March 1934]

[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray, was published in The Beaudesert Times, 9 March 1934.] If You Were Me. If you were me, and I were you, How funny that would be; Because I should be very old, And you’d be only three! If I were you, and you were me, Whatever […]

What Would You Like? [poem by L. E. Homfray, 21 December 1929]

[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray was published in The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW), 21 December 1929.] What Would You Like? Last night when I was fast asleep Old Daddy Christmas came, He woke me up and said to me: “Now tell me what’s your name?” He had a great big […]

The New Maid [poem by L. E. Homfray, 24 November 1928]

[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray, was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November 1928.] The New Maid. I’d very much like to be your maid, One shilling a week I must be paid; I’m tired of school, and I’m tired of play, I’ll work so hard if you’ll let me […]