Mortal Love


Mortal Love

Now that I am not alone

and the dream I dreamt

with the most desire

is discovered . . .


Now with Him, safe from

spiritual seeking because

I found Him and more mystery

than music brings, found what

only could be given beyond

the turning of the wheel . . .


Found my lover singing

his unriddled truths. Found

my lover more tender than

the heart’s soft skin.


Now that we three

rise and walk as one, passion

and peace join and swell, and

even the senseless theft

of nightfall is forgiven.



Copyright © 1996 by Allison Grayhurst

For Every Rain Cover 5


First published in “Reflections”, Issue 23, 1995

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“Allison’s poetic prose is insightful, enwrapping, illuminating and brutally truthful. It probes the nature of the human spirit, relationships, spirituality and God. It is sung as the clearest song is sung within a cathedral by choir. It is whispered as faintly as a heartbroken goodbye. It is alive with the life of a thousand birds in flight within the first glint of morning sun. It is as solemn as the sad-sung ballad of a noble death. Read at your peril. You will never look at this world in quite the same way again. Your eye will instinctively search the sky for eagles and scan the dark earth for the slightest movement of smallest ant, your heart will reach for tall mountains, bathe in the most intimate of passions and in the grain and grit of our earth. Such is Allison Grayhurst. Such is her poetry,”  Eric M. Vogt, poet and author.

“Grayhurst is a great Canadian poet. All of Allison Grayhurst’s poetry is original, sometimes startling, and more often than not, powerful. Anyone who loves modern poetry that does not follow the common path will find Grayhurst complex, insightful, and as good a poet as anyone writing in the world today. Grayhurst’s poetry volumes are highly, highly recommended,” Tom Davis, poet, novelist and educator.

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