Wounded

Wounded

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The sun does not bend

its rays to ensure it reaches

the deserving child, but moves

through all seasons oblivious to

its gifts and hazards.

Still prayers are heard and sometimes answered

with an overflowing ‘yes!’

Sometimes angels are asked to reach down

and bring daylight to the 2 a.m. dark, to honour

the burial kick and ring the warning bell.

Sometimes soulmates are photographed.

There is no magic outside of God – there is

no love that remains love without faith.

The horizon is cut like an umbilical cord.

The Earth and all its land creatures, all its air and water

creatures, are moving. I am tired of feeling

but not knowing,

not touching with my tongue

the language of the trees –

beautiful synchronicity.

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Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “The Idiom, Volume 10, Issue 1”

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Published in “Cyclamens and Swords, April 2015 Issue”

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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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Reviews of ‘Pushing Through the Jelly Fire’:

“This, (Pushing Through the Jelly Fire) is my second favorite book of poetry by Allison Grayhurst. I have it in paperback. I read a lot of poetry across a lot of blogs but Grayhurst’s work stands above the crowd and is of tremendous quality. I highly recommend this and The River is Blind. Her quality of writing is of a high standard and never ceases to lift my spirits as I turn pages in paperback or kindle,” Bruce Ruston, poet, photographer, founding editor of The Poetry Jar.

“Another Grayhurst masterpiece, Allison’s work has inspired me to continue creating and reading poetry,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet.

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2 responses to “Wounded

  1. Beautiful symmetry – so aware, so caring, so honest. Such a work of the observant eye. The one who SEES far beyond the exterior scenery and happenings around us. A thoughtful mind, a timeless time within this soul. Thank you.

    “Still prayers are heard and sometimes answered

    with an overflowing ‘yes!’

    Sometimes angels are asked to reach down

    and bring daylight to the 2 a.m. dark, to honour

    the burial kick and ring the warning bell.

    Sometimes soulmates are photographed.

    There is no magic outside of God – there is

    no love that remains love without faith.”

    Like

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