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March 2009 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*




My Dear Edwine


by Chris Ivins




To see you smile, oh love of mine
Enfolded me in joy divine
To walk with you through meadows green
Lit up the way, my dear Edwine

To stand with you ‘neath skies of blue
My heart was filled with song for you
To hear your voice of silken tone
I was reborn and guided home 


My life to you forevermore
But you were drawn to Heaven’s shore

The way, so dark, without you here
No scent of rose or comfort near

Edwine, Edwine, I need you now
As sorrow plays across my brow
Oh dearest love, come back to me
I search for you o'er land and sea


As threat'ning, blackened nightscape looms
So dreams of death will plague these rooms
No blest escape from memory
I plead release on bended knee

The hounds of hell may breach the door
As hope redeems me nevermore
My sword I lay by flag of white
For Reaper's scythe descends this night





Chris Ivins has lived in a small country town called Grenfell in New South Wales, Australia, for nearly four years, but was born in Sydney and lived there most of her life. She's 46, has two children and is married to an ex-sailor. She writes on with the handle 'alpacalady'. (She co-owns a herd of about 30 alpacas.) So far, nothing published in print media, but there will be one poem coming out in a book by Black Rose Writing towards the end of 2008. Chris is a country lass who enjoys writing."






*Send poetry submissions to .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2009 are nature, romance, and human failings.


The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.


March 2009.