Our Days

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Our Days

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I place my arms up here

reaching for you in the morning

at half-past six and later

when you are just waking, disheveled

and wishing to return to dreams.

In the afternoon when we

finally talk, the brightness of the day

absorbs into your face and what is left

is the movement of our connection

between coffee mugs and our children’s play.

At dinner, you tell me stories.

I see the years behind us, and for a moment the

curtains of heaven draw back before my eyes.

At night when we hold and the children sleep,

we talk of the unspeakable things – ourselves for a time,

fully happy – two together

in the arena of society’s plight,

two together, beholden

to only this love.

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Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine”

http://www.messageinabottlepoetrymagazine.com/issue-12.php

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You can listen to the poem by clicking below:

https://allisongrayhurst.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/our-days.m4a

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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.

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4 responses to “Our Days

  1. Beautiful! LOVE it. Warm powerful substantial connection and observance of what is most meaningful in relationship.
    “In the afternoon when we

    finally talk, the brightness of the day

    absorbs into your face and what is left

    is the movement of our connection

    between coffee mugs and our children’s play.

    At dinner, you tell me stories.

    I see the years behind us, and for a moment the

    curtains of heaven draw back before my eyes.’

    Like

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