Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (1874 - 1945) - French

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was born in Honfleur, on the Normandy Coast in France. Her father, Georges Delarue, was a lawyer.

Lucie was a talented poet, writer, journalist, sculptor and designer.  She married the translator and oriental studies expert J.C. Mardrus.  By the time WW1 broke out, Lucie was famous.

Divorced in 1915, Lucie volunteered as a nurse in Hospital 13 in Honfleur.   After the war she lived and worked in Paris.

I have not yet been able to find war-related poems by Lucie, apart from these lines, written on 16th August 1914:

Toi mère et toi, ma soeur Marie
Pour moi recitez un Ave
Allons enfants de la patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé.