What Will it Matter? [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] What will it Matter? When time is over, and sorrow is past, And pain and suffering are gone for aye, When seen in the light of eternal joy, How little will matter the longest day. What will it matter, […]

The Following of the Star [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] The Following of the Star. Lead us Holy Star of Light, Onward through the shades of night; With Thy radiance all divine O’er our darkened pathway shine. May we follow day by day, Guided by that glorious ray, Bringing, […]

Sweethearts [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Sweethearts. Morning, bright as the summer skies, Laughing voices and love-lit eyes, Under the scented wattle bough, Pledging their love with solemn vow, Trusting the Future’s unknown store, Lovers and sweethearts evermore. Sweethearts still at the close of day, […]

Somewhere [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Somewhere. Somewhere the sun is shining, Though clouds may dim our sight, Somewhere the stars of Heaven Light up the darkest night. Somewhere the birds are singing Their sweetest songs of praise, And summer flowers are giving Promise of […]

Life’s Journey [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Life’s Journey. Marching along, through the storm and the sunshine, Bearing the burden and heat of the day, Striving for patience, for hope, and endurance, Praying for courage, to tread the rough way. Journeying on amid toil and temptation, […]